With the 30th pick of the draft the Spurs select Kyle Anderson. The 20-year old 6'9" small forward out of UCLA has a 7'3" wingspan and isn't known for his defense, but he may be underrated in that regard with his size and insticts. He's a high IQ player with below average athleticism, but his ability to see the floor at his size is great. He's also a great on the boards, and he can score in the post
Here's his draft express profile, and here is his scouting video:
And here is a link to SBNations draft sleepers article. This seems like an intriguing choice for the Spurs and I'm mildly excited about it.
We'll have more as soon as we get a little time to digest and formulate some thoughts on what this means for the Spurs.
The Spurs still have two more picks in the second round, the 58th from the Clippers, and the 60th. Let's see who the Spurs pull out at the very end of the draft.
We'll update as it happens.
With the 58th pick of the draft the Spurs selected Jordan McRae out of Tennessee.
With the 60th pick of the draft the Spurs selected Corey Jefferson out of Baylor.
There is a rumor that the Spurs have traded both of their second round picks. We'll update you as soon as we know.
Here's the full release from the Spurs:
SAN ANTONIO SELECTS KYLE ANDERSON IN 2014 NBA DRAFT
ACQUIRE RIGHTS TO NEMANJA DANGUBIC FROM 76ERS
SAN ANTONIO (June 26, 2014)- The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have selected Kyle Anderson with the 30th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Additionally, the Spurs acquired Nemanja Dangubic from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the 58th and 60th overall picks in this year's draft.
Anderson, 6-9/230, recently completed his sophomore season out of UCLA. In 36 games he averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.78 steals in 33.2 minutes while shooting .480 (153-319) from the field and .483 (28-58) from three-point range. The forward became the first player in Pac-12 conference history to record 200 rebounds and 200 assists in the same season and the first player at UCLA since 1973-74 to average 10-plus points, 5-plus rebounds and 5-plus assists (Bill Walton). Following his sophomore campaign, he was voted to the All-Pac 12 First Team and was a Third Team AP All-America selection.
Over the course of his career he appeared in 71 games, averaging 12.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.77 steals in 31.6 minutes. Anderson helped lead UCLA to the Pac-12 regular season title in 2013 and to the Pac-12 Tournament title in 2014 where he was named the Most Outstanding Player.
Originally selected by Philadelphia with the 54th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Dangubic, 6-8/195, has spent the past three seasons playing professionally in Serbia with Mega Vizura (2012-14) and Hemofarm (2011-12). This past season playing in the Adriatic League, he appeared in 25 games averaging 9.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He also played in 15 games in the Serbian League, averaging 11.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists.