30. San Antonio Spurs — Maxi Kleber
Original Spot For Kleber: Undrafted
Original 30th Pick: Kyle Anderson
San Antonio is widely known for being a cosmopolitan basketball team. The Spurs continue to field a roster chock-full of players from all over the world. With that in mind, why not add a German to the fold? Kleber fits the mold of an ideal Spurs player from a stylistic standpoint as well. At 6’10”, Kleber is athletic enough to guard both the power forward and center positions.
He’s a player relying heavily upon activity and energy. The German international is more than capable of playing spot minutes when need be. As an end-of-the-bench option, the Spurs could do a lot worse than Kleber.
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29. Oklahoma City Thunder — Tarik Black
Original Spot For Black: Undrafted
Original 29th Pick: Josh Huestis
There’s always a place in the league for someone like Black. Generously listed at 6’8″, Black’s lack of height limits his overall ceiling as a player. He also can’t really stretch the floor — something that’s become almost a necessity for any NBA player today. But really, how many bench players possess multi-faceted games? You’re looking for a niche player to exploit their specific knack to the best of their abilities.
Black is an uber-athletic big man with a penchant for rebounding. He surprisingly will block some shots with his length and bounce, and uses a burly frame to knock post players off their spot. With Patrick Patterson being quite the disappointment in his first year with the Thunder, Black could prove to be a more useful player behind Steven Adams.
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