Should the Spurs Pair New Picks to Move Up in the 2022 NBA Draft?

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After a pair of trade deadline deals gave the San Antonio Spurs two additional 1st round picks, they're in the position to make another big deal this offseason. Now with four total picks projected to be around 7th, 18th, 19th, and 41st, they could very well package them together and try to move up in the NBA Draft.

There are several factors the Spurs should consider before making a potential franchise-altering decision. With that being said, let’s examine whether the Spurs should pair their new picks to move up in the 2022 NBA Draft.

The decision to pair their draft picks together will depend largely on where the team finishes in the standings and their luck in the NBA Draft Lottery. The ideal scenario would involve San Antonio finishing with the 7th-worst record, which would give them a decent chance of their pick landing in the top four. That would allow the Spurs to potentially draft the player that they want with their own pick.

But would that close the door on them possibly moving up? Let's examine.