It’s clear the San Antonio Spurs should take a forward with their draft pick
When the San Antonio Spurs came into the bubble there were more questions than answers swirling around the team’s future. That’s partially why the Spurs coaching staff was open about their intention to use the season restart to focus on player development and tinkering with rotations rather than leaning on veterans as they had in the past.
Now, as the Spurs are five games into their time in Orlando, we’ve got a better idea of what the future of this team looks like. Across the board, we’ve seen confirmation of things that we’ve suspected for a while and also discovered a few new things about guys on the roster.
The future of the Spurs backcourt is secure with Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, Lonnie Walker, and Dejounte Murray. Strong bubble performances from Drew Eubanks and Jakob Poeltl have rounded out a roster that’s got young players at almost every position except forward.
Rudy Gay has been a weapon for the San Antonio Spurs in Orlando. He’s providing a scoring punch off the bench while also filling a valuable niche as a stretch four. But he probably won’t be doing that for much longer. His contract is up at the end of the 2020-21 season and if the team is angling for a rebuild it’s hard to see them resigning a player who will be approaching 35 years old at the end of next season.
It’s clear that the Spurs should use their upcoming 2020 draft pick on a rangy forward, here are a few great options for them to look at.