By now we’ve all heard the Parker trade rumors. The Spurs are looking to move into the top ten, maybe 5 depending on who is willing to deal.
The Kings hold the number seven pick in tomorrows draft and are in need of top point guard. Omri Casspi will have to be included which would fill a need at small forward for the Spurs. Who do the take with pick? The potential list of available players is pretty good. Kemba Walker, Tristan Thompson, Chris Singleton, Jimmer. It also will depend on who else the Spurs get rid of. If my memory serves me right, I believe the Spurs tried to trade with the Kings last year or the year before. R.C. had said last week that the Spurs would build through trades, not the draft. In whats said to be a weak draft, the top end of it is loaded with solid players hints why they’re trying to get in the top end.
It also makes sense if they draft one of the bigs from Europe. The Spurs are the best at judging talent from Europe so maybe they’ve seen something that we haven’t, thats if either one drops to 7. If they can get the 5th pick, then the options are endless.
Last year at this time we where talking about the same thing. Trading tony for a high pick. I kind of feel bad for TP9 but it does seem different this year. Maybe it’s just me wanting the Spurs to do something big.
Either way, I feel the Spurs will be making some sort of noise. It might not be until there’s a new CBA but at least they know they have to do something.
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