San Antonio Spurs: Draft Grades
By Anthony Groves: Hoopstuff Writer
Pick 28: Livio Jean-Charles- F- France
With the 28th pick, San Antonio selected Livio Jean-Charles out of France. Jean-Charles isn’t expected to play in the NBA within the next year or more. Nonetheless, he’s a raw player with great potential. He can play the three, and in some cases, could be a hybrid four. He has length at 6’9”, with a 7’2” wingspan. Not to mention, at this year’s Nike Hoop Summit, he erupted in a 27-point and 13-rebound performance. He outplayed highly-touted players, such as, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. Jean-Charles is a smart, versatile defender who can create problems for opposing forwards due to his motor and long wingspan. Offensively, he has a reliable mid-range game. However, he needs to improve upon his dribble penetration and develop a consistent three point shot. If he continues improving his game, he and Kawhi Leonard could become a dangerous combo at the small forward position. ...