Should Spurs take Ryan Boatright in the second round?
The University of Connecticut's Ryan Boatright has something every player in this year's draft wants yet few actually have: championship experience.
The senior guard won a national title two years ago, playing beside Miami Heat backup point guard Shabazz Napier. Despite this (and averaging 17.4 points while shooting over 40 percent from the three-point line) there's a solid chance Boatright won't be drafted.
That said, San Antonio is known to value character and outside shooting. Here's why they may take a gamble on Boatright in this month's draft, per FanSided's Spurs blog Air Alamo:
"Ryan Boatright can bring the energy and scoring ability off the Spurs bench similar to Patty Mills. Boatright is fearless and he is a solid defender. His only red flags might revolve around his size. Just like Aaron Brooks, Boatright is a smaller guard that is at his best when scoring. Both also bring lots of energy and aren’t afraid of the big moment."
Boatright is 5'11" and already 22 years old. But the Spurs may need help at the point guard position (insurance in case Cory Joseph leaves in free agency), and Boatright can be an option with the 55th overall pick.
(h/t: Air Alamo)
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