Ranking the young core by how important they are to the Spurs’ future

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6.) Tre Jones

Do you know who else was an under the radar steal from the second round? Tre Jones.

Jones has solidified his future in the NBA as he enters his fourth season. Though undersized, the 23-year-old has found a way to use his steadying presence to elevate his teammates. The Duke alumnus racks up assists as a traditional floor general and holds his own defensively, leading everyone to their proper spots on both ends. His offensive ceiling is limited by his lack of three-point shooting, but that hasn't stopped him from being a solid starter for San Antonio.

While Jones might not be the long-term answer at point guard, he has the skills to be one of the best backups in the league. His older brother Tyus has earned a reputation for his efficiency off the bench, and Tre could follow in his footsteps. But for now, he should have tons of fun running the offense and setting up his brand-new 7-foot-3 teammate.

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