San Antonio Spurs fans will be keeping a close watch on next month's NBA Draft Lottery, hoping their team walks away with the number one overall pick. They will have as good a chance as any team to win the NBA Draft Lottery, but a recent mock draft from Bleacher Report has the Spurs picking third, 33rd, and 45th. They used team records to determine those selections, which is not necessarily where they will draft.
Although ending up with a top-three pick and two high-quality second-rounders would usually be a great outcome, this draft features arguably the most hyped prospect in NBA history in Victor Wembanyama. It also features a top-tier "consolation prize" in Scoot Henderson, a player who would be a likely first-overall pick in just about any draft.
Missing out on both would be a gut punch, and the players left on the board possibly don't have as high a ceiling. Still, there are numerous intriguing young players, so let's see who Bleacher projects to join the Spurs next season.