San Antonio Spurs: Three reasons why Tre Jones is built for this team

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Jan 18, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA; San Antonio Spurs draft pick Tre Jones (3) lays the ball up during the second half against the Louisville Cardinals at Cameron Indoor Stadium. (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)

The 41st pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, former Duke guard Tre Jones is a perfect fit for the San Antonio Spurs — These are the reasons why.

Quite frankly, there are a lot more reasons for San Antonio Spurs fans to be excited about the 41st pick, Tre Jones than just three. We’re talking about a blue-chip, hard-working defensive savant with incredible talent as a floor general and leader. By selecting Jones, the Spurs are getting back to the aspect of their game that’s made them great for over two decades: Two-way intellect.

Here’s the list of Jones’ accomplishments through his two seasons under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke:

  • 2019-20 ACC Player of the Year
  • 2019-20 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2019-20 All-ACC
  • 2019 All-ACC Tournament
  • 2018-19 ACC All-Freshman
  • Two-time ACC All-Defensive selection

So clearly, the kid’s got game. Jones is a gamer; through and through. He elevates his play in big moments, channeling all of his skills and putting his team in a position to succeed. Jones isn’t afraid to take a big shot, defer to a teammate, or attack larger opponents despite lacking in the size department.

By picking Tre Jones, the San Antonio Spurs are proving they haven’t lost their edge. Maybe they’re drafting in a different range from what they’re used to, but that scouting department is just as talented as it’s ever been. The stakes are higher and they’re ready to tackle them — Which is the same mentality Jones carries as a player and a person.

These are the qualities that make him a perfect fit for San Antonio Spurs basketball.

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