Update: recent players the Spurs worked out

During the last interview with Rider’s Ryan Thompson on the Spurscast (click HERE to listen to the interview) Thompson gave us a few names of other players he worked out with during his second work out with the San Antonio Spurs before the 2010 NBA Draft:

  • Lance Stephenson from Cincinnati
  • Landry Fields from Stanford
  • Demond “Tweety” Carter from Baylor
  • Ben Uzoh from Tulsa

Aside from Fields, who is a small-forward, all other players are guards.  But who are these players the Spurs recently worked out? Here is a quick look at these players:

Stephenson is a 6’5″ shooting-guard who averaged 12.3 points, shot 44% from the field, shot 21.9% from the three-point line and was 66.4% from the free-throw line in 2009-2010 season with Cincinnati.

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Fields is a 6’7″ small-forward who averaged 22 points, shot 49% from the field, shot 33.7% from the three-point line and was 69.6% from the free-throw line in 2009-2010 season with Stanford.

Carter is a 5’11″ guard who averaged 15 points, shot 43% from the field, shot 38% from the three-point line and was 77% from the free-throw line in 2009-2010 season with Baylor.

Uzoh is from San Antonio and we recently had a post on him. For more on Uzoh click HERE.

The most glaring need for the Spurs is a center. However, one thing which has been very telling is the Spurs have been working out mostly guards. This is could be a sign the team feels confident Tiago Splitter is coming to the Spurs to fill the need for a big and that the team still doesn’t feel quite comfortable at the guard position.

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