Most people have a better shot at getting struck by lightning or winning the lottery, than to correctly guess who the Spurs pick in the NBA Draft. But that won’t stop me from making an educated guess.
Something San Antonio has lacked since releasing Stephen Jackson, is a true backup wing. With Tracy McGrady retiring or going back to China, the Spurs need a new insurance policy. San Antonio has plenty of assets overseas – Marcus Denmon, Davis Bertans (who recently tore his ACL), Erazem Lorbek, Ryan Richards and Adam Hanga – so going international again doesn’t seem wise, when the need to find Leonard a back up is immediate, especially with his lingering knee injury.
With the 28th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, I have the San Antonio Spurs selecting Glen Rice Jr. Though his immaturity got him dismissed from the Georgia Tech basketball team, he showed his great skill set after a humbling experience in the D-League. He’s only 22, so he can continue to develop. Rice already has a tremendous jumpshot, like his father, plus his athleticism and size would make him a great compliment to the Spurs bench.