San Antonio comes on the clock, hoping to land possibly backcourt help in a PG or SG.
As it stands, to them there doesn't appear to be one that can push the current roster pleyers...meanign they ned to go play B, and take what might be highest on their board regardless of position.
With the 12th pick in round one of 1995 GAH Draft, Spurs select 'Shaq of the MAC': Gary Trent, 6'8" PF from Ohio University
Although the nickname is far from the real thing...Trent brings an overall game that should keep him employed in the GAH. Can score a little bit....can rebound a little bit....can defend a little bit. He will be deep in depth with Spurs already with many PF capable players..but it was a pick San Antonio felt comfortable with..where the options seemed to be more risk..and less reward.
Spurs: Cs - Ralph Sampson, Marcus Camby, PJ Brown; PFs - Terry Mills, Larry Nance, Gary Trent; SFs - Bruce Bowen, Aaron McKie, Willie Burton; SGs - Drazen Petrovic, Jaren Jackson, Cory Alexander; PGs - BJ Armstrong, Haywoode Workman, Chucky Atkins
Very good selection at this point. I think outside the top 3 there is a lot of players equally talented. Trent is a strong post player who can score inside and hustle. As you said, not what you needed the most but a good selection in terms of talent. Wondering if there will be some trades in the horizon to address your backcourt situation and finally took that step forward to contender status.
Note: since you posted twice the same selection I deleted one of them.
ATLANTA HAWKS 1997/98
PG: Muggsy Bogues SG: Brent Barry SF: Detlef Schrempf PF: Charles Barkley C : David Robinson