NBA Mock Draft Pick #19 - Grant Williams, Forward, Tennessee
SB Nation’s San Antonio Spurs blog Pounding The Rock explains the pick:
While still in win-now mode, the post-Kawhi Spurs are also taking the long view of trying to build their next great team. That means filling in skill gaps with young players who can help in a handful of areas and complement existing pieces like Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Lonnie Walker, and Jakob Poeltl. With two first-round picks this year, the immediate focus is at the forward spot -- the team’s most glaring hole in the short and long term -- and with a mind of securing at least one player with a promising but reliable median outcome. If he can also fit into a fluid Spurs culture that still values high-character guys whose interests extend beyond basketball, even better. Did you know that Grant Williams plays the piano?