That has only happened twice before.
And in 1991, the Spurs drafted point guard Greg Sutton. He played 67 games in his lone season with the Silver and Black. A Fellow Pounder and friend goodnight&GoSpursGo gifted me some player cards recently and I was thrilled to find Sutton in the mix.
Outside of the Spurs, I have not seen a bevy of NBA longevity or major contributions in the 49th spot. There’s not “Manu” that jumps out as a steal.
The best case scenario was Kyle O’Quinn who has averaged 14.4 minutes and 5.6 points throughout his seven year run. It’s not going to get a parade started, but he has maintained a consistent career where others in the 49th spot have fallen off or been excused outright.
Are you looking deep enough into the draft to see a bright light in the 49th spot? Knowing what we know about the Spurs, their G-League development, and the draft and stash, is there a name that you want to throw into the blog-o-sphere?
The NBA Draft will be televised on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. CST on June 20th live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.
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Open Thread: The Spurs have the 49th pick in the NBA Draft
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