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Buy or sell: 3 Latest Spurs NBA Draft rumors

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3. A Center selection means Jakob Poeltl will be shopped

If San Antonio ends up taking a center with any of their various picks on Thursday, many think the writing might be on the wall for Jakob Poeltl. The 26-year-old center had a career year last season, averaging 13.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game. Still, his offensive limitations draw questions as to whether he can be the team's long-term center.

It makes sense that the Spurs would want to find a center with more of an offensive repertoire in today's NBA. GM Brian Wright has even previously spoken about how he's looking to shift his mindset more toward positionless basketball, where bigs can knock down threes and even put the ball on the floor.

While he still has plenty of value in San Antonio and I'm not exactly a fan of him being let go without a serious offer, this is probably an accurate assessment of what might happen if the Spurs find someone they really like. After all, Poeltl was already almost traded to Charlotte at February's trade deadline, so he isn't untouchable.

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Thursday is shaping up to be one of the most eventful nights in recent memory for the Silver and Black. You can find everything you need to know about the Spurs and the draft in our guide here.

*Note: This was written before Wednesday night's Dejounte Murray rumors. For my opinion on that, you can go here.

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