San Antonio Spurs NBA Draft Big Board: Players 10 and 9
10. Ziaire Williams - Wing, Stanford
Ziaire Williams was originally one of ESPN's top recruits and was projected as a lottery pick early in the NCAA season. Unfortunately, he and Stanford mightily struggled all season long and did not make it to the NCAA tournament. While he shows decent potential as a defender, particularly on the perimeter, and has one of the purest shooting motions I can think of in recent memory, his shots were not falling.
More recently, despite his and Stanford's struggles this past season, he has begun to rise on draft boards once again because of his impressive showing at the NBA Draft Combine. He was able to place in the top ten in all measures of strength and agility except the three-quarter court sprint.
While this is definitely a promising sign from him, he will still need to work on gaining weight and becoming more consistent in his outside shooting. I don't expect for Williams to go in the top ten, and I think the Spurs could have a chance to get him in the 10-20 range if they were to pick up another first-round pick.
9. Moses Moody - Wing, Arkansas
One of our contributors, Damien Bartonek, put together an in-depth scouting report on Moses Moody, and there are good reasons as to why he's as high on this board as he is. He projects as an immediately impactful wing defender that could wreak havoc alongside Devin Vassell. Generally speaking, he makes good decisions when he has the ball, can shoot the three, and is already a good rebounder at his position. On paper, he fills several of the Spurs' needs.
Additionally, of all players in the combine that were listed as shooting guards,Moses Moody had the longest recorded wingspan at 7'0.75"and the longest standing reach at 8'9". Even when comparing those measurements with slightly bigger small forwards, his wingspan and standing reach would be good for second and sixth place, respectively.
Lots of Moody's current issues stem from his lack of strength, and like a few of the Spurs' other young players, he has some trouble finishing at the rim. If he can fill out his frame and figure out ways to create space for himself on offense, Moody could be a quality two-way player in due time.