4 Second-Round prospects the Spurs should target in the 2023 NBA Draft

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Jaime Jaquez Jr. is one of the older prospects in this class, however, he gradually turned himself into a versatile commodity during his four-year college career at UCLA. The reigning Pac-12 Player of the has nothing left to prove after an outstanding senior season and a third consecutive trip to the Sweet Sixteen. And he might have found his ideal landing spot following a recent workout with San Antonio.

The 6-foot-7 swingman is polished on the offensive end, combining advanced footwork and a refined handle with a variety of moves, fakes, and counters to get to his favorite spots. Jaquez has the size to bully smaller guards in the post and the passing chops to make simple reads off the bounce or swing the ball around the horn. He is a serviceable shooter and excellent cutter who will fit with any system.

Opposing coaches might hunt Jaime because of his so-so athleticism, but his awareness as a team defender should keep him from becoming a liability at the next level. He makes helpside rotations to supply secondary rim protection and forces turnovers when digging on drives. His timing on dribble handoffs and in the lanes allows him to turn steals into fastbreak points, and his impact is undeniable.