Spurs on the clock again, and actually have a quartet of players they like for the roster. Three are more in tune to personal like, while one serves the best purpose on the team.
Given new thought process on what would be a good fit/need for a balanced roster, Spurs GM will stay away from the personal preference, and grab the player that best helps the squad.
With the 14th pick in the 1992 draft, the San Antonio Spurs select:
PF/C Chris Gatling - Old Dominion
Gatling is another strong defender for the team, and given the drafting of PJ Brown earlier, will be seeing time primarily at C. He has a strong offensive game as well, and gets to the line regularly. Questions on his durability and work ethic might have been his downfall to still being on the board.
C's Nimphius and Dudley are in final year of deal, and both look to be the players that will be in the expansion draft from Spurs, so this pick makes more sense for our future.
Gatling was the other player i was considering. I went with Gieger mainly for his durability and better free throw shooting. Gieger is much more raw than Gatling but hopefully he fulfils his potential, nice and nasty as well...i like that
I had Geiger and Gatling as well similar for the 4th and 5th Cs in the draft to weigh against. I thought Gatling would be gone already....but a few forfeits I guess makes decent roster players stay on the board longer. Both aren't the prototypical Shot Blockers you desire in a C, but I think both should stay on rosters in GAH for a long time.
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