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2014 NBA Draft: 5 Prospects the San Antonio Spurs Must Avoid

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2014 NBA Draft: 5 Prospects the San Antonio Spurs Must Avoid

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The 2014 NBA Draft will be a chance for the San Antonio Spurs to continue to build one of the best dynasties in league history. Their track record in the draft has been quietly superb, so they know a thing or two about who not to pick. Just in case they have some trouble, here are the 5 prospects the Spurs must avoid in the draft.

5. Jabari Brown

Jabari Brown
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5. Jabari Brown

Jabari Brown
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The guard out of Missouri has an NBA ready physique, but he lacks an NBA game. He has the ability to shoot the ball but not much else. The lack of a fully rounded game is not something a high-level team would be interested in.

4. Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant
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4. Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant
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His frame and athleticism will be the very helpful to most NBA teams, but the Spurs aren't most teams. While Jerami Grant has great potential, his game is not fully developed. He would be better suited for a team that has time to work with him over time.

3. K.J. McDaniels

K.J. McDaniels
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3. K.J. McDaniels

K.J. McDaniels
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This defensive stud out of Clemson lacks the offensive game to thrive in the NBA. He may need to take a shot in the D-League before he steps into the big time. The Spurs are partial to players who are versatile, and this pick wouldn't fair well in that department.

2. Mitch McGary

Mitch McGary
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2. Mitch McGary

Mitch McGary
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Mitch McGary is a great teammate and a tough competitor. He doesn't have the physical attributes that would allow him to make an instant impact with a team. He's a liability on defense, because he is slow footed and can't protect the rim with consistency.

1. Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine
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1. Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine
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He may be the most athletic player in the draft (pound-for-pound), but his body has not been developed for the banging and physicality of the NBA. More like a Gerald Green type of player, he is a highlight reel guy. His durability and fundamentals must improve before he can be considered for the top-tier teams.