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San Antonio Spurs: 2021 NBA Draft Big Board 2.0

Scottie Barnes - North Carolina v Florida State
Scottie Barnes - North Carolina v Florida State / Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
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San Antonio Spurs NBA Draft Big Board: Players 20 and 19

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Trey Murphy III - Ohio v Virginia / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

20. Trey Murphy III - Wing, Virginia

Trey Murphy, along with the next player on this list, were both featured on my list of the ten best shooters in the 2021 NBA Draft for good reason. He was able to shoot just over 43% from three on nearly five attempts per game and shot a ridiculous clip of 93% from the free-throw line.

He also performed relatively well in his strength and agility tests at the NBA Draft Combine. His defense, shooting ability, and athleticism should all serve him well at the next level as a 3-and-D wing, but I have concerns about him developing into anything much more than that.

For his size, he is a very bad rebounder, which kills a lot of his value in my mind. This could have a lot to do with his skinny frame and lackluster motor, and those are all things he will have to improve upon at the next level in order to defend power forwards.

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Quentin Grimes - Houston v Baylor / Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

19. Quentin Grimes - Wing, Houston

Like Murphy, Quentin Grimes was a lights-out shooter during his time in college. He shot 40% from beyond the arc on over eight attempts per game and has significantly improved his free-throw percentage every year.

Outside of his shooting though, he's a tremendous on-ball defender and a good rebounder for his size, recording about six per game. He had equally impressive performances in the two NBA Combine scrimmage games he participated in, including shooting 7/12 from thee in the second game he played in.

One of his biggest drawbacks as a prospect coming into the combine was his passing ability, but he was able to show in his two scrimmage games that something may be there as well. My biggest concern for him at this point is his size. He only recorded a 6'8" wingspan and an 8'5" standing reach, with is not particularly impressive compared to other wings in his draft class.

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