Yesterday we talked about the first round draft picks from 2016-2020. But what about the second round?
As mentioned, the Spurs traded away their second round pick in 2016 for Ray McCallum. Ray stayed the season 2015-2016 but was waived along with Rasual Butler to make room for Andre Miller and Kevin Martin. The Spurs hoped to add experience to their roster and made a last push before Tim Duncan’s retirement. The actual player drafted in the 59th spot (by the Sacramento Kings) was Isaiah Cousins. He never played in the NBA but has consistently suited up in the G-League, France, Israel, and Greece.
Jaron Blossomgame (59th pick of 2017)
Blossomgame came in with a lot of hopeful wishes. He fit right in with the Austin Spurs and was a integral part of their 2018 G-League Championship. Unfortunately, he could not crack is way into the San Antonio line-up. Blossomgame was traded out of Austin to the Canton Charge where he eventually saw some NBA time with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a two-way contract. He played in 27 games before moving back into the G-League. A stint with the Rio Grande Vipers and another with the Windy City Bulls were Jaron’s last stateside action. He has since played in Israel and is currently in Germany.
Chimezie Metu (49the pick of 2018)
Chimezie Metu joined the Spurs in 2018 Summer League immediately after being drafter. He signed with the Spurs where he saw a majority of garbage time minutes when he wasn’t playing in the Austin G-League affiliate. After two seasons, Metu was waived by the Spurs and spent last season with the Sacramento Kings.
Quinndary Weatherspoon (49th pick of 2019)
Quinndary Weatherspoon came in with Luka Samanic and Keldon Johnson. He signed a two-way contract with the Spurs allowing him to travel between Austin and San Antonio. Unfortunately, his rookie season was shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic. Weatherspoon returned in the bubble and made more of a name for himself with the youth movement. This past season, Quinndary signed a second two-way contract (the max). He is currently a free agent.
Tre Jones (41st pick of 2020)
The Duke point guard is about to start his second season with the San Antonio Spurs after seeing limited action in 37 games this season. He shows flashes of quick thinking and an ability to be a threat from beyond the arc. His development this season will be critical to his future.
And last night, what do you think of the Spurs second round draft pick? Will he make an impact with the San Antonio Spurs?
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