After being selected by the San Antonio Spurs, James Anderson reflected on beingselected by the Spurs and dropping late in the 2010 NBA Draft.
On the hamstring injury and falling to the 20th spot:
“I think it did (drop me) because I didn’t get to show all the teams I was supposed to work out for my full potential,” Anderson said. “They would see me limping around, and I think I kind of dropped down a little.”
On being welcomed by the Spurs:
“Being with the Spurs, I couldn’t think of a better fit.”
“They welcomed me with open arms, and I wasn’t even on the team yet,” Anderson said. “I just know the kind of people that they have around them.”
“Tears of joy just came rolling down my eyes (when I was picked),” Anderson said.
Spurs’ G.M. R.C. Buford on Anderson:
“The last Big 12 Players of the Year have been Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant, so he’s got big shoes to fill,” Buford said, laughing. “We don’t have those kind of expectations, but if he wants to go ahead and do that, it’s fine with us.”
One of the areas the Spurs needed to address is reliable shooting. Anderson averaged 45.7% from the field and 34.1% from the three-point line and averaged 22.3 points while at OSU. He should provide the team with much needed offense.