May 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich instructs during the fourth quarter in game three of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 102-92. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft: San Antonio Spurs Select Livio Jean-Charles With No.28 Pick

San Antonio made a typical Spurs move. Livio Jean-Charles was the pick at No.28 for Gregg Popovich and company.

From French Guiana, it is unlikely that Jean-Charles will come over to the United States to play in the NBA. This is what the Spurs do though, so we shouldn’t be surprised.

San Antonio has had success with international players. Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw, and Tiago Splitter were all big-time contributors during their run to the NBA finals before the Miami Heat ultimately became back-to-back champions.

While many may view this as a stretch, it’s hard to disagree with anything that the Spurs do.


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