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NBA Mock Draft: San Antonio Spurs Select Grant Williams from Tennessee

SB Nation’s NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team’s pick. With the 19th pick, the Spurs select Grant Williams.

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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?