This is the night before the Draft, and I thought I would put together a list of what the talking heads of the sports world ‘think’ the Spurs will do. I reviewed 16 the mock drafts from different sources and have concluded that no one knows, and it sounds like most don’t even have a clue. I have listed the drafts I saw and what ‘their’ picks for the Spurs would be.
Craig Brackins PF Iowa St. - Chad Ford ESPN 6.1 draft, Yahoo Sports, Hoops World
Gordon Hayward SF, Butler - NBA Players Mock Draft (Matt Bonner)
Damion James SF, Texas - Draft Express, College Hoops, Sporting News, Hoops Report
Elliot Williams G, Memphis - NBAdraft.net
James Anderson SG, OK ST - MyNBAdraft.com
Soloman Alabi C, Florida St.- Inside Hoops
Daniel Orton F/C, Kentucky – Chad Ford 6.2 draft
Kevin Seraphin PF/C, France – Sports Ill.
Patrick Patterson PF, Kentucky - NBC Sports
Donatas Motiejunas F, Lithuania - ProBasketballNews
Luke Babbitt SF/PF, Nevada - Real GM
16 Drafts, 11 different players, and this was without throwing in the possibility of a trade(s). Damion James got the most votes with 4, Craig Brackins got 3, and 2 international players. My guess is that the Spurs FO will once again do something that no one expects, (see George Hill and Blair). We can look at this tomorrow evening and see how the pundits did.
GO SPURS GO