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Spurs Rumors: Gary Trent Jr. set for workout before 2018 NBA Draft

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OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Gary Trent, Jr. #2 of the Duke Blue Devils concentrates at the free throw line against the Kansas Jayhawks during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional Final at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Gary Trent, Jr. #2 of the Duke Blue Devils concentrates at the free throw line against the Kansas Jayhawks during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional Final at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /
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The San Antonio Spurs will reportedly work out Duke’s Gary Trent Jr., a prospect in the 2018 NBA Draft.

In under one month, the San Antonio Spurs will settle in for the 2018 NBA Draft, which brings the next 60 prospects, whether from college or overseas, to the Association for the 2018-19 season. The Spurs own the No. 18 and 49 picks.

Before the Draft, teams usually work out the player that they may consider for their respective pick. It could be for the lottery, 15-30, the second round or even the Combine.

For the Spurs, they recently set up a workout with Gary Trent Jr., according to Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV (h/t Hoops Rumors). Trent Jr. is projected as a mid-to-late first-round pick.

Former Apple Valley HS and Duke star Gary Trent Jr. has upcoming plans to workout for the #Twolves, Blazers, Nets, Nuggets, Spurs, and Bucks. He previously has worked out for the Lakers. There's some other teams too seeing if they can match schedules to get him in. pic.twitter.com/y7Bcrl0oyh

— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) May 29, 2018

Trent Jr. played one season at Duke before his entry into the NBA Draft. This featured a stat-line of 14.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals on 41.5 percent shooting and 40.2 percent from 3-point range.

For measurables, according to NBADraft.net, Trent Jr. stepped in at 6′ 5.75” (with shoes), with a wingspan of 6′ 8.75”. With this and his 3-point shooting ability, he projects as a shooting guard in the NBA.

The Spurs might have a need at the aforementioned two spot, pending what happens with Danny Green (player option), Bryn Forbes (restricted free agent) and Manu Ginobili (possible retirement). That leaves Derrick White, a combo guard, as the only contracted player at this position for the 2018-19 season (Brandon Paul’s contract is not guaranteed).

Aside from Trent Jr., San Antonio previously worked out Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman, both of whom could land in the first round. Jontay Porter and Carsen Edwards also received workouts this month.

Next: 2018 NBA Mock Draft: After the lottery

The list of Spurs pre-draft workouts will continue to grow over the next three weeks. With time remaining and two picks to decide on, who else might this organization analyze before Thursday, June 21?

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