Open Thread: The Spurs have the 49th pick in the NBA Draft

That has only happened twice before.

The Spurs have had the 49th draft pick only two times through the history of the NBA Draft. In 2010, they chose Ryan Richards, a British-born big man who never played a game with the Spurs.

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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