Throughout their history, the San Antonio Spurs have only picked in the top-three of the NBA draft three times. That has produced David Robinson, Sean Elliott, and Tim Duncan.
Each one of them helped lead the Spurs to a championship and every one of their numbers hangs in the rafters.
Fast forward to 2020 and it appears the team could be looking to make a move to get back into the top three for the first time since 1997. During a recent episode of The Lowe Post, Zach Lowe and Bobby Marks were discussing possible trades for the 2nd overall pick.
Lowe dropped a bomb when he stated he heard from his sources that there could be a deal between the Warriors and Spurs that would send LaMarcus Aldridge to Golden State in exchange for the 2nd overall pick.
“Someone within the league today texted me, ‘Hey, there’s a little buzz about No.2 to San Antonio for Lamarcus Aldridge and No. 11,’” Lowe reported on his The Lowe Post podcast on Thursday. “And obviously there’d have to be salary going out [for the Warriors]. And my response was, ‘That’s crazy. The Warriors should not do that. You don’t trade the No. 2 pick for LaMarcus Aldridge.’”
The Warriors have over $150 million tied up for the next two seasons, with four players having contracts of $20 million and up. A trade for Aldridge would bring them an expiring contract that could save them money in the long term.
The Warriors would most likely have to send a player to make the money match between the teams, which means Draymond Green could possibly be the odd man out.
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