NBA Trade Rumors: How the San Antonio Spurs could possibly trade back into the lottery in the 2023 NBA Draft to select a point guard.
Heading into the offseason, the San Antonio Spurs are now one of the most intriguing teams in the NBA. Thanks in large part to winning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, via the lottery, the Spurs have reemerged as one of the most relevant franchises in the Western Conference.
But they might not even stop with Victor Wembanyama, who is expected to be the No. 1 selection by the Spurs on draft night. According to a recent report, the Spurs are also interested in the possibility of adding a second lottery pick.
The Spurs’ future is certainly in good hands with Wemby but the draw to add another lottery pick in an attempt to address their point guard position may be too good to not explore for San Antonio over the next few weeks.
Who could the San Antonio Spurs be targeting with a second lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft?
I have a hard time believing that the Spurs will offer what it will take to land Scoot Henderson or Amen Thompson, or even Ausar Thompson (if you consider him a point guard) to move into one of the top 5 or 6 picks. That would take multiple future first-round picks (at least) and probably another budding star. Quite frankly, I’d be shocked if the Spurs were willing to trade Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, or even Jeremy Sochan, which will likely be required, to make such a move.
I think the range that the Spurs could theoretically move up into is between picks 8 and 14. Assuming that ends up being the case, we explore four trade ideas that could help the Spurs acquire a second lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.