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NBA Mock Draft: Spurs Select Kentucky's Rob Dillingham to Solve PG Problem?

The San Antonio Spurs select Kentucky Wildcats point guard Rob Dillingham with the No. 3 overall pick in ESPN's latest mock draft.

It's no secret that the San Antonio Spurs are in need of a point guard.

Some of the best point guards in the 2024 NBA Draft are Nikola Topic of Serbia and Isaiah Collier of USC. Mock drafts have had the Spurs selecting either of those prospects early in the draft, but what if the Spurs opt for someone else?

Rob Dillingham

A recent mock draft from ESPN has the Spurs selecting Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham with the No. 3 overall pick. Listed at 6-2 and only 170 pounds, Dillingham is quite small, but the upside is very much there.

The freshman is currently averaging 14.7 points, 4.0 assists, and 1.2 steals for the Wildcats, and has only started one game. His main intrigue involves his shooting, where he is making just under 45 percent of his shots from deep. However, most of those shots are coming off catch-and-shoot situations, which means he might benefit from playing alongside another primary ball handler.

Dillingham possesses enough speed and athleticism to make up for his smaller frame, even at the highest level. He has been compared to Kemba Walker and Brandon Jennings. His main strengths involve creating for himself, so he would need to adjust to become a pass-first guard if he wants to crack the Spurs’ starting five. 

If he can’t run a pick-and-roll with Victor Wembanyama, he is still a viable spark plug off the bench like Jordan Clarkson. Either role for Dillingham would add a piece to the Spurs' future.