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Report: The Spurs to conduct a pre-draft workout with Chris Duarte

The Silver and Black show interest in another sharpshooting swingman ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft.

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The San Antonio Spurs have arranged a pre-draft workout with University of Oregon guard Chris Duarte, per Rod Boone of Sports Illustrated.

Boone also reports Duarte worked out for the Hornets earlier today. Charlotte owns the 11th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

At 24-years-old, Duarte is the oldest player in this draft class. And though his age might scare some lottery-bound organizations away, he should fit quite nicely in the league as a day-one contributor.

The six-six swingman averaged 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game for a Ducks team that unit that went 21-7 on their way to a Pac-12 Regular-Season Championship and a Sweet Sixteen appearance.

Not only was the senior swingman Oregon’s leading scorer, but he won the Jerry West Award while earning First-Team All-Pac-12, Pac-12 All-Defensive Team, and Third-Team All-American honors in 2021.

Duarte knocked down a staggering 42.4% of his 5.5 long-range attempts last season. The Spurs finished last in three-pointers made a season ago, so you can’t blame PATFO for showing interest in a proven shooter.

The Dominican Republic native was among the 353 early entry candidates for the 2021 NBA Draft. College players who applied for early entry have until July 7 to withdraw from the draft to retain their NCAA eligibility.

The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on July 29 at 7 PM CST at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. ESPN and ABC will televise the first round, and the second round will air exclusively on ESPN.