Spurscast: Less Than Two Weeks From the Draft


In Spurscast episode 658, Spurscast host Paul Garcia, Project Spurs writer Benjamin Bornstein, and former Project Spurs writer Trevor Zickgraf discuss: 

  • If the Spurs should try to trade up in the draft
  • Draft prospects with the 9th pick
  • Draft prospects with the 20th pick
  • Draft prospects with the 25th pick
  • Draft prospects with the 38th pick in the second round

Trading Up

In the event Chet Holmgren or Paolo Banchero fell to 4th in the NBA Draft, do the San Antonio Spurs have a trade package that would intrigue the Sacramento Kings into trading the 4th pick?

Keegan Murray of Iowa and Shaedon Sharpe of Kentucky are draft prospects projected to be drafted before 9th, the Spurs’ first round pick. Should San Antonio try to move up via trade to try and get in position to draft one of those two prospects?

Draft Prospects with the 9th Pick

Draft prospects mentioned in the 9th pick range are:

  • Benedict Mathurin, a 6’6″ player out of Arizona, whose mock average is 8th.
  • Jalen Duren, a 6’11” player out of Memphis, whose mock average is 11th.
  • Jeremy Sochan, a 6’9″ player out of Baylor, whose mock average is 12th, and the Spurs reportedly have interest in.
  • Dyson Daniels, a 6’6″ G-League Ignite player, whose mock average is 8th, and the Spurs reportedly have interest in.
  • Ousmane Dieng, a 6’9″ player from the New Zealand Breakers, whose mock average is 14th.

Draft Prospects with the 20th Pick

Draft prospects mentioned in the 20th pick range are:

  • Nikola Jovic
  • Jalen Williams
  • Jaden Hardy
  • Kennedy Chandler
  • Patrick Baldwin Jr.

Draft Prospects with the 25th Pick

Draft prospects mentioned in the 25th pick range are:

  • Jaden Hardy
  • Kendall Brown
  • Kennedy Chandler
  • Dalen Terry
  • Patrick Baldwin Jr.
  • Christian Braun
  • Ryan Rollins
  • Caleb Houstan

Draft Prospects with the 38th Pick in the Second Round

Draft prospects mentioned in the 38th pick range of the second round are:

  • Wendell Moore Jr.
  • Max Christie
  • Caleb Houstan
  • John Butler
  • Khalifa Diop

Other draft prospects discussed in the episode are:

  • Johnny Davis
  • Tari Eason
  • Blake Wesley
  • EJ Liddell
  • Walker Kessler
  • MarJon Beauchamp
  • Jake LaRavia
  • Christian Koloko
  • Leonard Miller (the episode was recorded before Miller withdrew his name from the 2022 NBA Draft)
  • Gabriele Procida
  • Peyton Watson
  • David Roddy
  • Josh Minott


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