San Antonio Spurs Draft

4 Prospects Spurs should avoid with the 9th NBA Draft pick

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2. Johnny Davis

A standout guard for Wisconsin, Johnny Davis is projected as a lottery pick due to his shooting ability and overall scoring presence. He averaged 19.7 points in 31 games for the Badgers and already conducted an interview with the Spurs.

However, he averaged just 17 points over his final 12 games in 2021-22. Part of this was due to his questionable shot selection. Davis attempted less than four 3-pointers per game this season, knocking down just 30.6% of those shots. His inability to create separation from his defenders and knock down shots from outside off the bounce is a bit concerning.

Davis struggled with his shooting touch from close range as well. As a sophomore at Wisconsin, he took 90 jump shots from 17 feet or closer and only connected on 31% of them. Oftentimes, he'd take too much time trying to get a good shot and settle for a more difficult look than desired. It's something he can fix, but he'll have some major adjustments to make before he's able to put pressure on defenses at the next level.

On top of all of this, the Spurs are still pretty loaded up on guards at the moment even if Lonnie Walker is let go.

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