The 2021 NBA Draft is this Thursday, a potentially pivotal night for a team like the Spurs trying to define their next era. While we don’t know exactly how an NBA front office like San Antonio’s may navigate the night’s myriad possibilities, we can assume there’s at least one flow chart in each war room, probably made in MS Paint.
For the Spurs that chart may look something like the below, carefully weighing the paths the team may take to make their selection, and why they do it. This simple and easy-to-follow graphic holds your hand to find your own truth. Do they stand pat at 12 and let a high-value play fall to them, or do they act aggressively to address a pressing need? Click, have a look, blow it up to 6’ x 4’ and tack it to your living room wall, and find your truth before Thursday night.