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San Antonio Spurs: Regrading the last 7 NBA Draft picks

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San Antonio Spurs 2016 NBA Draft - Dejounte Murray

Dejounte Murray was taken 29th overall in 2016 and was able to make an impact in his rookie season during the Spurs' 2017 Western Conference Finals playoffs run. He became a starter in his second season, replacing Spurs legend Tony Parker and, despite missing a year due to injury, has shown steady improvement over his time with the team.

Last season, Murray had a career year, ranking second on the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists per game while also setting the Spurs' single-season triple-double record with five.
Moreover, he could be even better next season and has the chance to emerge as San Antonio's best player.

Ultimately, the decision to draft Murray was a great one and will likely continue to pay dividends going forward.

Grade: A

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San Antonio Spurs 2017 NBA Draft - Derrick White

Derrick White reportedly wasn't San Antonio's first or even second choice when selecting 29th overall in 2017. Instead, had it not been for other teams trading up to select them, the Spurs could've ended up with Kyle Kuzma or Tony Bradley.

Fortunately, White has emerged as a talented two-way player and a key part of the team's future. While he may not turn out to be San Antonio's next star, he has a chance to lead the team in scoring next season.

Overall, it appears the Spurs partially lucked into drafting White, who's proven to be the best of the three thus far. Still, he wasn't the obvious choice and San Antonio deserves credit for finding another solid starter with the 29th pick.

Grade: A