For the Western Conference, here's where the Spurs' assets rank:
3. Erazem Lorbek
European Club: Regal Barcelona (Spain)
Odds He’ll Defect: 25 percent.
Erazem Lorbek is having the best season of any power forward in the Euroleague, his unassuming genius populating box scores with big numbers before you even realize he’s taken a shot. When he does shoot, he usually makes it: 63 percent of his 2-pointers and 44 percent from 3 in the Euroleague this season. So of course the Spurs got the Pacers to toss him in the George Hill-for-Kawhi Leonard deal last June. If the Spurs offered him a deal this summer, would Lorbek take it?
9. Adam Hanga
European Club: Manresa (Spain)
Odds He’ll Defect: 30 percent.
Hanga’s a decent looking deep ball away from NBA material on the offensive end (just 19 percent on 3s this season), but he’s already figured out how to disrupt just about everything on defense. Luckily, Hanga hails from basketball bereft Hungary and has entire summers to dominate the ball, hone his skills and generally freewheel his way through qualifying tournaments that Hungary never wins. If he does make it to the Association, he’d be only the second Hungarian ever to have his name on an NBA jersey. If you remembered that the other was Kornel David, who split 109 games between Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Toronto between 1998 and 2001, you’re a better man than me.
10. Nando de Colo
European Club: Valencia (Spain)
Odds He’ll Defect: 35 percent.
Here’s another guy who could benefit from the decongested NBA lanes and a hastier offense, but as long as Nando’s a defensive liability (which he irrefutably is), I can’t see Gregg Popovich getting too psyched about seeing him in silver and black.
You can view the Eastern Conference picks here.