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Spurs’ recent rumors ahead of the NBA Draft

The NBA Finals game is over in the middle, which means the NBA Draft is approaching. With 12 days to go until June 23 and with the Spurs having three first-round picks (9th, 20th via the Raptors, and 25th through the Celtics) plus 38 in the second round, there are many rumors circulating around their potential. deal with all the goods, then let’s see some reliable ones out there.

Do not expect Spurs to stand out from the crowd

The first – and perhaps most bizarre – rumors come from NBA Big Board member Rafael Barlowe (registration required), who says Spurs are looking to climb the ladder and hope to “incorporate” some of their options from the moment they perform. unprepared to bring three or four young people to training camps. (Note that all three of the first three choices can be in for a rough ride unless they are hidden on the other side.)

The two approaches can go hand in hand, as any party wishing to sell the record may still wish to reimburse once, if not more. While groups like the Rockets and Kings have shown flexibility in selling their top 4 options, doing such a trade could be difficult for Spurs as they are looking for franchise brokers to repay, as well as all that Spurs has to offer. in this regard by Dejounte Murray. That would be an expensive deal for Spurs, and even then, it would be an extension to give Murray the title (for now).

What would be possible would be for Spurs to pack their two choices late in the first round (and / or second round) to climb up to the middle of the first line. For example, the Hornets have 13th and 15th picks and have shown interest in other Spurs players in the past, so maybe there is a chance to discuss that. Someone who could be involved in the trade could be the Nuggets, who say they want to expand their in-depth chart through the text and could sell 21 points for Spurs at 20 and 25. If nothing else, it could achieve the goal of lowering the Spurs sheer pick. There are a number of options that Spurs can face with both options, so don’t be surprised if they do not choose both.

Is Spurs a commercial target of OG Anunoby?

Preparation is (hopefully) one way Spurs plan to elevate their future position, but if they are looking for immediate assistance, they could have a suit at Raptors’ OG Anunoby. The 6’7 “junior player is coming out of the season with 17.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.5 steals but says he is not happy with the part of the team he has here, which has a lot of depth in the front sections. star in Paskal Siakam and 2022 Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes.

A former NBA player told the NBA Analysis Network:

“If OG Anunoby ‘s role and concern are sound, Spurs could be his winning bet.

Anunoby is looking at a number of player boxes that Spurs are looking to add to this summer, and are set to enter the second year of a four-year deal, $ 72 million. While I’m not sure if he can sell a 20-year deal back to the Raptors, Spurs could find a nightmare that could send a 25-year deal with someone like Josh Richardson and / or Jakob Poeltl to Toronto, or they could. wait for free agencies and maybe do something like a banner with ads about Lonnie Walker. No matter, considering the needs of Spurs last season, this is a good one to look out for.

Add Collin Sexton to the list of big names tied to Spurs in the FA

The Spurs are one of the few teams to have a cup change this summer, and along with Zach LaVine and Deandre Ayton, who now manage Cavaliers Collin Sexton have been listed as Spurs targets. While many Spurs fans may scoff at the idea of ​​another goalkeeper, 6’1 ”Sexton will present Spurs with the missing winner. He missed all but 11 games last season with a torn meniscus in his left knee, but prior to that he has achieved a staggering 24.3 points with 4.4 assists in the 2020-21 season. If he doesn’t order a lot of money, he could be a chance to find a Spurs team that needs his scoring skills.

While this rumor sounds like this more than anything to take on the future, everything is worth continuing, especially for a team with a lot of options this summer like Spurs.

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