2024 Spurs Mock Draft: Wright's plan if San Antonio trades for star guard

The Spurs get two top-ten picks in this mock draft, but how does already having a star guard change things?
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Rest of the 1st round

15. Heat grab Jared McCain

16. 76ers take Kyshawn George

17. Lakers select Isaiah Collier

18. Magic draft Devin Carter

19. Raptors (via Pacers) choose Johnny Furphy

20. Cavaliers select Jaylon Tyson

21. Pelicans (via Bucks) draft Zach Edey

22. Suns take Tristan da Silva

23. Bucks (via Pelicans) select Bobi Klintman

24. Knicks (via Mavericks) choose Yves Missi

25. Knicks take Ryan Dunn

26. Wizards (via Clippers) draft Tyler Kolek

27. Timberwolves grab Hunter Sallis

28. Nuggets select DaRon Holmes

29. Jazz (via Thunder) take Tyler Smith

30. Celtics draft Trey Alexander

Second round

31. Raptors (via Pistons) choose A.J. Johnson

32. Jazz (via Wizards) select Bub Carrington

33. Bucks (via Blazers) take Juan Nunez

34. Trail Blazers (via Hornets) draft Kevin McCullar Jr.

35. Spurs pick Justin Edwards

Edwards was the number three player in his class coming out of high school and projected to be a lottery selection before this season. The 6’8 wing struggled at Kentucky as he only averaged 21.4 minutes per game, but the Spurs should be shooting for upside in the second round.

What if Edwards blossoms with more space in the NBA? He can play without the ball and showed some improved shooting at Kentucky. His overall game would get better under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, and the Spurs may just be able to unlock what had everyone so excited during his high school days.

San Antonio has two second-round draft picks in this class, and they should be shooting for high ceiling prospects. Uncovering a gem late in the draft could help the franchise go from the lottery to contention with Victor Wembanyama leading the way.