With the 2010 NBA Draft nearing, the San Antonio Spurs are one of the most agressive teams trying to move up in the draft according to ESPN’s Chad Ford (via DailyThunder.com):
Per sources in the league, the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder have all had discussions about moving up, down or out of the draft.
The Pistons, Spurs and Thunder have been the most aggressive about moving up.
The Spurs and Thunder are also in the hunt for a big and have targeted a number of teams in the lottery to move up a few spots.
The Spurs have Tony Parker or George Hill. While the Spurs aren’t necessarily shopping either player, they’re not untouchable either. If the Spurs can get another big man to help prolong Tim Duncan’s career, they’ll do it.
The Spurs have already spoken with Georgia Tech’s Derrick Favors during the NBA Draft combine in Chicago. Though it will take a lot for the Spurs to give up to move into the top four slots in the draft to get Favors even with the Philadelphia 76ers open to trading their number two pick.
Also, if the team is looking at a big in the draft then is this a sign the team isn’t 100% sure Brazilian center Tiago Splitter will be coming to play for the Spurs next season?