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NBA Draft 2024: Top 3 options for the San Antonio Spurs with the 4th overall pick

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The San Antonio Spurs are set up perfectly to dissect this off-season and truly build a foundational unit around franchise player Victor Wembenyama. San Antonio holds the 4th and 8th overall picks in the 1st round of the 2024 NBA Draft and have the opportunity to either continue to build through the draft or package these picks with the hope of landing an all-star-level player like Trae Young to speed up the process. 

Nonetheless, it will be hard for the Spurs to screw this one up. They remain in one of the best positions in the league, with a plethora of draft picks, plenty of cap space, and one of the best young players in the league. With that being said, here are the top three options for the Spurs with the 4th overall pick in the 1st round. 

San Antonio Spurs: 1st round, 4th overall pick 

3. SG, Cody Williams, Colorado 

Cody Williams, brother of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Jalen Williams, is a very intriguing prospect to keep an eye on in the early stages of the first round. Williams got off to a very fast start for the Colorado Buffaloes as one of the best two-way wings in the entire country, but after dealing with a few injuries that held him out for the back-half of the year, his stock dropped. He still remains a lottery-level player, but where in the lottery is still a question. 

If the Spurs decide to hold onto their two top-ten selections, drafting Williams makes plenty of sense. Not only can Cody Williams space the floor and be a very efficient three-point shooter, but he also has the extreme upside to be one of the best pure defensive guards in the draft, giving the Spurs a two-way product to work with. 

During his freshman season, Williams averaged 11.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists, shooting 55.2% from the field and 41.5% from behind the arc. Williams is still just 19 years old, with a lot of room to grow. His measurables are impressive, standing at roughly 6-foot-6 with a 7-foot-1 wing span and an 8-foot-7 standing reach. San Antonio can’t go wrong with Williams, and when you pick four spots later, it's ok to gamble a little bit if you see immense upside value.