Devonte' Graham detonates for 31 points in historic Spurs debut
What's next for Graham?
While he made a sensational debut, Devonte' Graham's future in San Antonio is extremely muddy.
San Antonio's backcourt is already crowded with younger players that the Spurs are looking to develop. Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Malaki Branham, Blake Wesley, and Romeo Langford all have a spot in a rotation with few minutes to spare. Once Jones and Vassell return from their injuries, it's tough to imagine the Spurs giving the 27-year-old minutes over starters or their two rookies who are part of the long-term plan.
But until those players return, Graham will have an opportunity to show off his talents, talents that could land the Spurs more draft capital through a trade. It might not be surprising to see Graham shipped out in a deal resembling the one that brought him to San Antonio, giving a contender a reliable shooter while the Spurs add to their draft pick war chest.
Whether he earns a solidified rotation role or merely occupies the bench, Devonte' Graham's time in San Antonio should be a curious situation to monitor moving forward.