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Spurs Win and Lose 1st Round NBA Draft Tiebreakers

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The San Antonio Spurs now know exactly where they'll be selecting with three of their four picks in the 2022 NBA Draft.

While they already had the Los Angeles Lakers' pick locked in at spot 38, they were awaiting some 1st round tiebreakers to see where their picks from the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics would land. On Monday, the NBA officially broke those to decide where the Spurs would be selecting with their second and third picks in the first round.

As you can see, the Spurs won the tiebreaker with Toronto's pick against the Denver Nuggets and came in last in the three-way tie involving Boston. It's a decent result since the Spurs got the highest possible pick they could get of the two ties.

Shortly after the new pick positions were revealed, Project Spurs' Paul Garcia shared how this development will impact San Antonio's upcoming cap space possibilities.

With three picks down, the lottery pick position remains

Now that the Spurs know where they'll be selecting with every pick but their own, here's the outlook for what's ahead. San Antonio's own lottery pick is the only one left to be determined, which will happen at the NBA Draft Lottery on May 17th.

Here are the odds of every pick the Spurs can possibly end up with.

Technically, there are nine different spots in which the Spurs can land when the lottery takes place. Realistically, they'll land in one of seven spots, either 1st through 4th or 9th through 11th.

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There are many ideas floating around about what the Spurs will do with their trove of picks come draft day, including packaging some to move up in the draft. In any event, having so many picks should pay immediate dividends no matter what they do with them.

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