Scenario 2: Spurs take Tyrese Proctor after Raptors pick falls at 9th overall
Proctor’s freshman season at Duke did not go as planned. He got off to an awful start and could not buy a basket. In his first 16 games, the 6’5 guard averaged 7.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 26 minutes per game. He shot just 33.3 percent from the field and 24.1 percent on his 3-point tries. Luckily, things quickly turned around.
Over the final 20 games, Proctor put up 11.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 32 minutes per game while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 37.1 percent on his threes. The teenager finally showcased what had scouts raving before the year, and he could be in store for a massive sophomore-year leap.
Tyrese Proctor is one of the best pick-and-roll ball handlers in this class, and the Spurs could certainly create some unstoppable actions with his playmaking chops. He must improve his consistency, defense, and shot selection, but Proctor has all the tools to be an impactful NBA point guard.
The San Antonio Spurs own the Raptors first-round pick with a top-six protection in 2024 from the Jakob Poeltl trade. Toronto hopes to make the playoffs but did not last season. If they are back in the late lottery, the Spurs could target Proctor as their point guard of the future.