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Spurs interviewed Miles Bridges at 2018 NBA Combine

By Rob Wolkenbrod
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: Michigan State Spartans guard Miles Bridges (22) looks on during the NCAA Division I Men's Championship Second Round basketball game between the Syracuse Orange and the Michigan State Spartans on March 18, 2018 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Syracuse defeated Michigan State 55-53. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: Michigan State Spartans guard Miles Bridges (22) looks on during the NCAA Division I Men's Championship Second Round basketball game between the Syracuse Orange and the Michigan State Spartans on March 18, 2018 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Syracuse defeated Michigan State 55-53. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs reportedly interviewed Miles Bridges, a potential lottery pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, at the Combine.

The San Antonio Spurs own the No. 18 overall pick of the first round and will have plenty of options at their disposal for potential selections. Whether it’s at either guard position, forward or center, there will be more choices than usual, since the Silver and Black have selected 20th or lower in every year since 1997.

For their pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, and maybe for the No. 49 selection, the Spurs already interviewed Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman at this past weekend’s Combine. However, this was not the only player they spoke to.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Silver and Black sat down with Miles Bridges, a forward from Michigan State. The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings were among the other teams that also interviewed him.

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At the Combine, Bridges stood at 6′ 6.75” with shoes, just below the 6′ 7” height he was listed at in college. He also had a 6′ 9.5” wingspan and an 8′ 7.5” standing reach.

Without a consistent outside shot and the desire to work in the low post, it arguably slapped the “tweener” label on Bridges. Though, if he develops an expanded offensive game, there’s upside for a player that can find multiple ways to score. Couple that with good athleticism, and it’s an intriguing skill set.

The Spurs may have an opening at forward, with Rudy Gay’s potential free agency and the unknown status of Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Anderson will reach restricted free agency, as well. So Bridges might be just one piece of the puzzle, pending he’s available at No. 18 or if San Antonio trades up.

Next: 2018 NBA Mock Draft: After the lottery

There should be more workouts and interviews to follow that makes it easier to project who the Spurs want in the draft. As of now, who stands out as the pick?

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