Oct. 01, 2017
Say It Ain't So, Spurs: Breaking Down San Antonio's 2017 NBA Draft
I don't know what's gotten into the Spurs but they have had some terrible drafts recently. This year was no different.
Without further ado, let's take a look at what was easily one of the worst drafts of any team in 2017.
29th overall: Derrick White, G- This was an absolutely terrible pick. I'm not sure if somebody in the organization has ties to the Pac12 or what but both White and 2016 first round pick DeJounte Murray are overrated scrubs who seem to have it in their heads that they're stars.
White has the potential to be a shooter in the NBA but that's pretty much it right now. He can't consistently get past legit defenders, his handles aren't all that great, and he has zero clue how to be an actual point guard.
So what if he blocked some shots in college? The Pac12 is an absolute joke, and point guards are supposed to be on-ball defenders.
This pick makes absolutely zero sense, and White should've gone undrafted.
59th overall: Jaron Blossomgame, F- It's incredibly difficult to fuck up the next to last pick in the draft but the Spurs came awfully close to doing just that with this one.
Blossomgame is nothing more than an athlete right now. He's a flawed, inconsistent shooter, a lazy defender, a lazy offensive player along the perimeter, a casual passer, and just nowhere near NBA caliber. He's also undersized for combo-forward, at not even 6'7" in shoes.
There were far better players to pick here but at 59 it's not egregiously bad.
This was easily one of the worst drafts I've ever seen from any team.