San Antonio Spurs Draft

Why Moses Moody is the perfect fit for the Spurs

By Damien Bartonek
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Arkansas hybrid guard/forward Moses Moody offers a unique skill set that would translate nicely to the San Antonio Spurs. If taken by them, he'd be a player that can immediately contribute from day one.

The Spurs' season was full of encouraging highs and discouraging lows, with the identity of the team still under construction. With question marks surrounding the teams' veterans from DeMar DeRozan to Patty Mills and a 12th overall pick likely ahead of them, San Antonio has some substantial decisions to make.

What the team needs and what the organization will do are two different things, but one thing is for certain regardless of the personnel they add: The Spurs need 3-point shooting and they need it quickly.

It would be in San Antonio's best interest to select a player who can contribute from beyond the arc from the moment they select him. Despite the need for a superstar to transcend the young core in the Alamo City, the odds of doing that late in the lottery are slim to none.

In a similar situation last year, the Spurs selected Devin Vassell. He's a player who contributed immediately, playing in over 60 games at an average of 17 minutes per night.

A unique player with a similar game to Vassell is projected to be available when it's San Antonio's turn to pick. Arkansas G/F Moses Moody offers a similar two-way skillset as Vassell, but he's a better spot-up shooter and offers position flex to play shooting guard and both forward spots.

While it may seem redundant to select a player with a similar archetype, Moody offers position versatility to play either forward spot, while Devin Vassell can play a position he feels most comfortable playing, the shooting guard spot.

The selection of Moses Moody would give the Spurs the length to defend just about any lineup in the NBA 1-5 while offering a much-needed spark from deep.