San Antonio Spurs Draft

1 Prospect From All 64 NCAA Tournament Teams to Watch

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5. Iowa - Keegan Murray, F

Most intriguing attribute: Murray is one of the most exciting players in this entire draft. He’s got great length and size and has the potential to be a versatile defender capable of guarding everyone but the quickest guards. His offensive game has taken a huge leap this year. He’s a bucket. 

How he’d help the Spurs: Murray would be a near-perfect fit for the Spurs right now. The Doug McDermott experience clearly didn’t go the way San Antonio had hoped. Murray would be a massive upgrade as the Spurs' other frontcourt starter. He might not be an All-Star but would give San Antonio a well-rounded frontcourt option to develop.

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12. Richmond - Tyler Burton, F

Most intriguing attribute: Scoring ability from the frontcourt position. Burton has improved his 3-point shot over the past three seasons and could be an intriguing bench piece for a team. 

How he’d help the Spurs: Burton could help fill the void if the Spurs decide to move on from Doug McDermott. He doesn’t look like quite the scorer McDermott was supposed to be, but he would be able to fill minutes and develop while San Antonio looks for a more permanent fit with higher potential.

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4. Providence - Nate Watson, C

Most intriguing attribute: Watson has excelled as the leading rebounder for a Friars team that was dependent on its control of the boards as it eked out close win after close win. 

How he’d help the Spurs: Watson could be a backup to Jakob Poeltl if Zach Collins doesn’t firmly stake his claim to that role. He’s not a floor spacer by any means but is an aggressive rebounder and strong interior scorer.

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13. South Dakota St. - Baylor Scheierman, G

Most intriguing attribute: His shooting ability grabs your attention right away. He’s hitting 47% of his 3-point attempts and also rebounds very well for his size. His playmaking has improved significantly since his freshman season. 

How he’d help the Spurs: Scheierman would be a really interesting fit in San Antonio. If he continues to develop as a passer, he’s got the size (6’6) to be a fascinating, playmaking wing with a dangerous shooting ability. Players like that will always have a place in the league. 

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