Now that the San Antonio Spurs’ G League affiliate’s season is over in Austin, it’s time to look at how their top three prospects fared this year.
The San Antonio Spurs have used their G League team in Austin very wisely in developing young talent before they’re ready to contribute on the NBA level.
The two most glowing examples of this type of player development in the G League are Dejounte Murray and Derrick White who both spent most of their rookie years in Austin before a breakout NBA season in year two.
The Spurs are hoping to replicate that formula yet again with this year’s first round pick Lonnie Walker, but there are a couple of other players who have also had promising years in Austin and may be ready to join an NBA rotation next season.
It’s been interesting to see these players’ development throughout the season in our G League Roundup articles, and now we have a full body of work to look back on from this year.
Unfortunately, Austin won’t be defending their G League title as they failed to make the playoffs this season, but the reps these young players got at this level could be incredibly valuable moving forward.