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3. Dominick Barlow

Dominick Barlow made 28 appearances as a rookie for San Antonio last season and averaged less than 15 minutes per game. The second-year forward must prove himself to the front office to secure a long-term future in the 2-1-0. But a fantastic display of versatile defense, midrange shooting, and playmaking during Summer League helped him earn a second two-way contract with the franchise.

Barlow averaged 15.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.7 blocks per game between Las Vegas Summer League and the California Classic while showcasing his remarakble development on both ends of the court. The 20-year-old big man radiated confidence and looked more comfortable with the ball, and he is making a name for himself as a valuable player who deserves a spot on the roster.