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Open Thread: Devin Vassell is an indispensable part of the Spurs’ future

San Antonio has another reason to smile as it prepares for a consequential offseason.

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The San Antonio Spurs are on another early vacation after losing in round one of the play-in tournament for a second consecutive season. But there is still a lot for fans to be excited about heading into what could be a busy Summer.

Dejounte Murray is an All-Star, Keldon Johnson is starting to look like the next breakout candidate in a long line of flourishing late-first-round picks, and Devin Vassell ended the year on a ridiculous heater from beyond the arc.

The second-year guard drained a career-high seven three-pointers in the loss to the New Orleans Pelicans last week, and he shot 36-of-79 (45.6%) from downtown over his final 11 games on stationary, movement, and pull-up attempts.

The Silver and Black chose Vassell 11th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft with their first lottery pick since Tim Duncan, and the 21-year-old is on track to be an integral part of helping this organization return to contention sooner than later.


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