The San Antonio Spurs have selected Luka Samanic with the No. 19 pick of the 2019 NBA draft.
He’s done his most damage over the years during summer FIBA tournaments. He was quieter in the Adriatic and Slovenian leagues over the past eight months. That made the 19-year-old Croatian a big draw at the combine, where teams could see him play against top college players and mostly second-round picks. Samanic was the standout during Thursday’s scrimmage, as he showcased his skill level, toughness and NBA fit.
George Hill, Tiago Splitter, Cory Joseph, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili , Tim Duncan.
All guys that Pop and RC have drafted over the years, all good players, some all time greats.
I realize that not every player drafted pans out, but I’m tired of people getting mad at the Spurs front office every year when we don’t draft a big name.
Do you remember how mad people where when we traded George Hill for some no name out of San Diego?
That no name is now a 2X Finals MVP.
I’m not saying Luca will be the next Tim Duncan, I’m saying give Pop and RC the credit they deserve.