Hoospworld: Spurs inquired about undrafted guard Faisel Aden
Nov 20; Portland, OR, USA; Washington State Cougars guard Faisal Aden (11) steals the ball and drives up court against the Portland Pilots during the first half at the Chiles Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Z. Rider
The attentive San Antonio Spurs front office continues to explore the guard market as names like Josh Akognon and Bo McCalebb have surfaced on the Spurs’ radar.
They recently expressed interest in Faisel Aden, who was undrafted out of Washington State, according to Hoopsworld.
“The Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors all inquired recently about Faisal and will be following his progress going forward,” Pensack said.
Aden was highly successful in two seasons with Washington State before a season-ending ACL injury cut his sophomore season short. In 50 collegiate games, Aden averaged 13.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 43.9% shooting from the field, good for a 19.6 PER.
Aden improved across the board in his abbreviated sophomore season — efficiency,rebounding, passing — as his workload increased dramatically. He was tasked with handling more than a third of their possessions while he was on the floor and excelled doing so.
Unlike Akognon and McCalebb, Aden isn’t prototypical point guard size. He’s 6’4″ and provides the general traits that a scoring 2-guard would. At the very least, it’s nice to see a player that isn’t undersized on the Spurs’ radar.
According to Hoopsworld, though, Aden will make his professional debut with Belgium this season so he will likely be a long-term project if San Antonio is indeed interested in bringing him in.
So what do you think Spurs fans? Do you think Aden is a decent long-term fit for the Spurs?