The San Antonio Spurs worked out several players today that may be available for either their 29th or 59th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft on June 23.
The Spurs hosted two guards and two forwards including, Butler guard Shelvin Mack, Pittsburgh guard Brad Wanamaker, Purdue forward JaJuan Johnson and Duke forward Kyle Singler.
Mack has been slotted all over the first and second round in several mock drafts and MidMajorMadness.com says he has the makings to be another second round draft steal.
The Spurs own the 29th and 59th picks in this year's draft and Mack seems tailor-made to be another second-round steal for San Antonio. George Hill and Gary Neal have already proven to be as such, and with Tony Parker aging, Mack could provide another back-up point guard option to help spell minutes from the veteran. The Butler standout certainly has a strong pedigree, is a proven winner and as we've talked about has some strong points that could allow him to transition to the NBA.
Mack has mostly played as a combo guard at Butler, but at his size, he'll have to committ to playing the point. He's more of a scorer than anything else, and he's very smart with his shot selection, can shoot all over the floor and off the dribble. I liken him to Deron Williams in that, while he may be undersized to play the two, he's also very strong and has a wide frame that would be tough for any opposing point guard to defend.
Pitt's Wanamaker is likely destined for the end of the second round, but he's capable of playing in the NBA. He may need some time in the D-League to add to his game, but he may be an attractive player to the Spurs for many reasons.