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Spurs select Devin Vassell with No. 11 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft

The San Antonio Spurs have picked Devin Vassell with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. We break down what it means.

Duke Blue Devils fans harass Florida State Seminoles guard Devin Vassell as he attempts to inbound the ball during the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke won 70-65.  Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs had the 11th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and selected FSU F Devin Vassell on Wednesday night virtually from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The Spurs barely missed the playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 32-39 record and appear to be close to entering a rebuilding period.

DeMar DeRozan has opted into his $27.7 million player option for the 2020-21 season but there’s speculation that he could be traded. Big man LaMarcus Aldridge is on the books for one more season and could also be a desirable trade target for contenders because of his expiring contract. If the two veterans are headed out the door San Antonio will be left without their two go-to guys. The guard duo of Dejounte Murray and Derrick White could have to take big steps forward to keep the Spurs afloat if last year’s top two scorers are moved.

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Vassell is projected to be a stud 3-and-D player and averaged 12.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while shooting 41.9 percent from deep. The 6’6” wing will join a Spurs team that was one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the NBA last season. San Antonio shot 37.6 percent from beyond the arc as a team. You might not get a ton from Vassell offensively with DeRozan starting at power forward, but Vassell could flourish as a do-it-all forward if the starter is moved via trade.