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NBA Draft 2024: Top 3 options for the San Antonio Spurs with the 8th pick in the 1st round

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The San Antonio Spurs will be picking twice in the top ten of this year's NBA Draft with the hope of continuing the progression of building a foundation around their centerpiece, Victor Wembenyama. Between the 4th and the 8th picks, there isn't much of a gap in projection or talent. Some of the players projected to go as high as four could easily fall to eight, and some projected in the 8–12 range could move up and go as high as four. That is a great thing about this year's draft class. It is filled with uncertainty. 

The Spurs could look to package one or both of these picks with the hopes of landing a star, but they aren't in any rush. San Antonio is one of the youngest teams in basketball, and that slow and steady progression can be exactly what develops them into a championship team in the future. 

We recently highlighted the top three options for the Spurs with the fourth pick, and now we will break down the top three options for the San Antonio four picks later with the eighth overall selection. 

NBA Draft 2024: 1st round, 8th pick

3. SF, Ron Holland, G-League Ignite

The 6-foot-7 athletic forward, Ron Holland, would fit seamlessly into the San Antonio Spurs play style. Holland was the number one ranked player in the class of 2023 and showed glimpses of what he could be during his G-League season with the Ignite. 

Averaging 19.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists while shooting 44.3% from the field, Currently, Holland's biggest improvement needs to come from behind the arc. The 19-year-old shot just 24.0% from the three-point line last season, and he attempted nearly four three-pointers a game. 

The Spurs could use an athletic wing with the ability to play both sides of the ball and stretch the floor alongside Wembenyama. The 8th pick will be determined a lot by who they decide to draft with the 4th pick. If they decide to go with a guard like Reed Sheppard, Rob Dillingham, or Nikola Topic who was recently diagnosed with a partially Torn ACL, then Holland makes plenty of sense in this spot.