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    Talen Horton-Tucker

    School: Iowa State
    Position: SG/SF/PF?
    Age: 18
    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 235.4
    Wingspan: 7-foot-1.25
    Draft Range: 18 to 38
    Combine Results? Yes

    Why: Uniquely proportioned human being. He is only 6-foot-2.5 without shoes but has a jaw-dropping wingspan, broad shoulders, powerful base, decent to good athleticism and big hands. Just 18 years old, he's already 235 pounds and could even add more muscle. He has the court vision of a point guard, the scoring potential of a shooting guard, the length and the range of a small forward, and the foundational strength of a bigman. Right now, his best skills are scoring in isolation, rebounding in traffic and playing the passing lanes.

    Why Not: What exactly is he? It looks like his most natural position is small forward ... but he's awfully short for that position. Unclear if he's quick enough to play guard. Could his wingspan and strength allow him to be a next generation big? Bad form on jumper; shot 30.8% on threes and 62.5% at the line. Poor shot-selection and decision-making as a freshman. Defensive fundamentals need work. Has some baby fat on him. There have been whispers about character issues.

    Spurs Fit: Two years in Austin. The plan would be to watch and see what position he grows into.

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    Anything like Marcus Smart?
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    Jesus 6'4 but a 7 foot plus wing span
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    Anything like Marcus Smart?
    Body-wise and measurements-wise, his closest comp is probably PJ Tucker. But THT is somehow even shorter, longer and will probably end up being heavier.

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    weird body tbh. At 18 years old he might grow a bit still though
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    Looks a bit like Alfredrick Hughes.
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    Hmm, muy interesante.

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    I'd take a waiver in the 2nd round.

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    I'd take a waiver in the 2nd round.
    He won't be there in the second round.
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    He won't be there in the second round.
    at least not when the spurs pick in the second round.
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    Shorter Ron Artest!
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    One thing this year's combine has reinforced for me is how incredibly unreliable the eye test can really be. Pictures of THT don't appear to make him look so unusually proportioned. Zion Williamson looks to have much shorter arms than Brandon Clarke, and picks of Clarke in midair grabbing rebounds don't in any way make him look to be deficient in terms of wingspan. When I read earlier in the year that Clarke's wingspan was a reported 7', I didn't even give it a second thought. It seemed completely reasonable, and I just assumed that it explained, at least in part, his incredibly good numbers...

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    Mini-Zion?

    Sign me up, tbh. He seems to have the type of upside you need to get a home-run on late first round picks. At 29th it seems like a no-brainer, and if you can't get anyone you really like at 19th, he might be worth the gamble.

    This, of course, not seeing a single minute of him play. Just going by timvp's scouting.
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