San Antonio Spurs Draft: Kira Lewis Jr. is a gem waiting to be picked

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR – MARCH 9: San Antonio Spurs draft prospect, Kira Lewis Jr. #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide dribbles down the court during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena on March 9, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Crimson Tide 82-70. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The San Antonio Spurs could get a gem in the draft with Kira Lewis Jr.

With the San Antonio Spurs currently making their final playoff push down at Disney in Orlando, their odds of succeeding at that daunting task are slim to none.

The playoffs seem to be a bit of an afterthought as well for the team, as Pop has looked for their star, DeMar DeRozan, to take step back off the scoring and usage load, in favor of developing the young talent on the roster.

After what has been a roller coaster ride for the ages in San Antonio, an uncharacteristic season of sorts, the Spurs will be looking to capitalize on their first lottery pick in several seasons.

While picking late in the lottery hasn’t been a custom for Popovich & Co. due to the loads of success they’ve had over the past 20-plus seasons, they seem to always win on draft night despite normally picking towards the back half of the draft.

More answers will be brought to the light as these final eight games in San Antonio’s season play out as it pertains to what this Spurs team needs going forward. The Spurs have a lot of questions after their season ends, you’ll get a better idea for what this team must address in the draft and the offseason.

But for the questions we have now, there is an answer out there to help solve some of this team’s largest needs, needs that have been evident throughout this season.

From long-distance shooting and spacing, shot creation and above all else, defensive moxie, San Antonio’s likely number eleven selection in the 2020 NBA Draft can fill all of those needs the second the pick is announced.

That answer is Alabama’s, Kira Lewis Jr. While some may argue that might be a bit of a stretch with the selection of Lewis that high in the first round, Kira’s overall skill set, the tape he’s displayed in both of his seasons at Alabama show he can provide an answer to many of the San Antonio Spurs issues on both ends of the floor.

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