San Antonio Spurs news: NBA Draft prospect Killian Hayes interviewed with Spurs
The latest in San Antonio Spurs news suggests that French guard prospect Killian Hayes talked to the organization ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft.
One of the more intriguing names in the NBA Draft pool is Killian Hayes — A French guard with tremendous scoring upside and a playmaking repertoire that goes well beyond his years. That’s why it’s become such pressing San Antonio Spurs news that he had a discussion with the team ahead of the November draft.
A well-respected member of the Spurs community, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio’s Spurs Zone, had a conversation with Hayes about the draft process and more specifically, about the Spurs organization. According to Garcia’s tweets, Hayes had a meeting with the franchise to get to know each other and build some rapport.
Hayes believes it went well as the two parties looked to understand each other’s personalities.
Killian Hayes tells me in the meeting with Spurs went well, wanted to get to know his personally. #gospursgo https://t.co/Hhfs868NUS
— JeffGSpursZone (@JeffGSpursZone) September 28, 2020
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Of the many options in the 2020 NBA Draft, Hayes is amongst those with the greatest variance in expectations. While some believe him to be a mediocre talent, others see him as the best guard in his class. With a good head on his shoulders and a diligent work ethic, Hayes has the makings of a San Antonio Spurs player.
Being a lefty scorer who can fill in at the two-guard position, Hayes has received comparisons to Spurs legend Manu Ginobili. To be fair to Hayes, no one is Manu — That’s a one-of-a-kind player who we’ll never see again in this league. However, the ability to average their left-handedness into a strength to use against opposing righties is something Hayes can exploit at an NBA level.
In our latest NBA Mock Draft, we projected Hayes going at No. 5 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Their affinity for picking unique guards and Hayes’ growing draft hype made this feel like a potential fit. In the past, we’ve had him mocked to the New York Knicks at No. 8 and the Detroit Pistons at No. 7. Still, everyone has a unique perspective on this NBA Draft and Hayes could end up slipping to San Antonio at No. 11.
Only time will tell, but we’re glad to hear the San Antonio Spurs are doing their due diligence.