Julian Champagnie: Perimeter Relocation
San Antonio kept a close eye on the waiver wire last season, taking a flyer on youngsters like Sandro Mamukelashvili and Julian Champagnie when contenders cut ties with them to sign veterans to their playoff rosters. Both of them outperformed expectations, but the latter was especially interesting as a 6-foot-9 guard who defended multiple positions during his 15-game stint with the Spurs.
We could discuss his defensive capabilities for hours, but it was his consistent relocation and three-point shooting that made Champagnie so valuable. While he is mostly a standstill threat from behind the arc, the 22-year-old is active without the ball, traversing across the court until he finds a crack of daylight. Summer League could help Champagnie prove his marksmanship is the real deal.