San Antonio Spurs all-time draft steal starting lineup

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Power Forward: Kyle Anderson

San Antonio chose Kyle Anderson with the 30th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, kicking off a long line of successful late first-round selections, including Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, and Keldon Johnson. He might not have posted the most prolific numbers with the Spurs, but he was a crucial role player that glued everything together on both ends.

The 6-foot-9 forward was an afterthought during his first three seasons with the ball club. But he played an instrumental role in keeping a two-decade playoff streak alive when Kawhi Leaonard sat out for most of the 2017-18 campaign with a lingering quad injury, even earning All-Defense consideration in his first go-round as a full-time starter.

San Antonio let Anderson walk in free agency at the end of his rookie-scale contract, instead using their cap space to re-sign Davis Bertans and Rudy Gay to bolster the bench for the DeMar DeRozan era. Despite a short tenure with the Spurs, Slow Mo was another resounding success for their storied scouting and developmental staff.