San Antonio Spurs: 2009 NBA Draft

    
May 4th, 2009

2009 NBA DRAFT NBA Team Needs/Capsules - NBA Mock Draft - Top 100 Prospects

 

- We’ll update our Team Capsules with more specific info once the lottery is complete.

 

San Antonio Spurs

2008-09 Record: 54-28

 

Draft Picks: 37, 51, 53

 

Key Free Agents:

Michael Finley (Player option)

Drew Gooden

Fabricio Oberto (Partially guaranteed)

Ime Udoka

Jacque Vaughn

 

How They Got Here:

For the tenth year in a row the Spurs won at least 50 games, with Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Coach Popovich once again leading the way this season. If it wasn’t for Manu Ginobili missing half the season due to injury, they probably would have won closer to 60 games. As it was, their 54 win total was their worst season since 99/00.

 

What They Need:

The Spurs are getting old - and injury prone - very quickly, so they need an influx of top-shelf young talent. Unfortunately they don’t have any first round picks this year to accomplish this. Their small forward and center positions are especially old, so they should concentrate on those with their second round picks.

 

Who They'll Take:

As mentioned, the Spurs need young wing and post players. Among the possibilities in the second round that they should consider would be Danny Green, Victor Claver, Omri Casspi and Alade Aminu. The Spurs tend to do well with their draft picks, so if anyone is going to find a jewel in the second round, its them.

 

San Antonio Spurs Draft History (since 2000)

2008: George Hill (26), Goran Dragic (45), James Gist (57)
2007: Tiago Splitter (28), Marcus Williams (Arizona) (33), Giorgos Printezis (58)
2006: Damir Markota (59)
2005: Ian Mahinmi (28)
2004: Beno Udrih (28), Romain Sato (52), Sergei Karaulov (57)
2003: Leandro Barbosa (28)
2002: John Salmons (26), Luis Scola (55), Randy Holcomb (56)
2001: Tony Parker (28), Robertas Javtokas (55), Bryan Bracey (57)
2000: Chris Carrawell (41)

2009 NBA DRAFT NBA Team Needs/Capsules - NBA Mock Draft - Top 100 Prospects

 

Top Prospects


Stephen Curry - PG/SG - Davidson

Tyreke Evans - PG/SG - Memphis

Blake Griffin - PF - Oklahoma

James Harden - SG - Arizona State

Jordan Hill - PF - Arizona

Ty Lawson - PG - UNC

BJ Mullens - C - Ohio State

Ricky Rubio - PG - DKV Joventut

Brandon Jennings - PG - Arizona

Hasheem Thabeet - C - UCONN