San Antonio Spurs: Three teams that might trade their 2020 NBA Draft pick

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JANUARY 20: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the first half of the game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Trading back into the NBA Draft after selecting in the late-lottery is a great option for the San Antonio Spurs as they begin their rebuild.

It’s looking more and more like the San Antonio Spurs are going to miss the postseason for the first time in 22 seasons, which means it’s time to look toward the future. A large part of that next step will be their plethora of decisions regarding the 2020 NBA Draft and which players they’re most interested in pursuing moving forward.

San Antonio’s young core is strong and full of potential, led by star guards with athleticism and two-way prowess that will bode well as they develop as professionals. However, they’ll need to address some concerns in the frontcourt before they take that next step. Considering this is a relatively guard-heavy draft class, especially at the top, the Spurs might want to add a pick so they can take a swing on a big-name guard early and snag a frontcourt player later on.

One way to do that is to recognize which teams are the major players on the draft board. The lottery is still undetermined as the end of the season will decide where everyone falls exactly, but we can project ahead based on current standings and the scope of knowledge that we already have. As of now, it’s looking like a few of these teams with multiple first-round draft picks will want to do some creative maneuvering and the Spurs could be in line to capitalize on that.

The NBA Draft isn’t an easy situation to navigate, but San Antonio’s front office is known for its ability to select high-quality NBA talent late in the draft. Now that their own pick is going to be higher than its been since 1997, they can seriously consider some of the top talents in this class.

So which teams are the most likely to trade their first-rounders this offseason?

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