Ranking former Spurs by who will shine brightest in the 2023 Playoffs

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5. Lonnie Walker IV

Lonnie Walker IV
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Lonnie Walker IV is the only person other than my grandfather with the name Lonnie, but there's nothing old school about his game. His athleticism will be a factor for the Lakers as they take on the Grizzlies in a series filled with elite athletes. Walker has been in and out of the lineup since early March, so he may be rusty. But when you can leap out of the gym, you always have a place in the NBA. Unfortunately, he may be destined for the bench as trade deadline additions have taken his minutes.

Walker ended the season averaging 11.7 points per game, so I am not expecting any game-breaking performances from him, especially with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the court. But he shoots the three well enough at 37% to create space for his team, and we have seen the occasional explosion from Walker, making him an exciting player to watch. If he gets time, keep your eyes open for those jaw-dropping plays. If you blink, you might miss it.