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November 24, 2020

Drew Eubanks made a solid case to be a backup center for the Spurs

On his second stint in Orlando, Drew Eubanks followed his good performance to a solid one against the Brooklyn Nets. The undrafted center in 2018 doubled his output in the Spurs second scrimmage game with 12 points, 14 rebounds ( 6 offensive), and 4 blocks in 23 minutes. Of course, fans will not forget about his not counted poster dunk over Tanhasis Antetokoumnpo.

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After LaMarcus Aldridge and Trey Lyles was out in Orlando competition, Eubanks been solid as a backup for Poeltl. The big man is in his second year in San Antonio Spurs. He already suited up for the Black and Silver 37 times and starts 3 games this year. His best game is against the Orlando Magic after scoring 10 points and grabbed 3 rebounds and a one-point win.

Eubanks also played with the NBA G League on which he could familiarize some teammates. He’s a guy who doesn’t need to take a shot or create for himself but willing to do when he’s open. Drew Eubanks had a good post move which he can get points on his own. This season, he shoots 75% of his shot which means Eubanks is a good finisher off an assist. A good offensive rebounder who can give the team a second opportunity to score.

Defensively, he’s improving above the rim. The big man from Oregon knows how to use his strengths. With his athleticism, Eubanks can chase some blocks perfectly which perimeter player will think twice to make an attempt if he’s waiting in the shaded area.

With Tyler Zeller yet to stay on the floor for more than 38 seconds, the Spurs will likely get a good third-stringer center with Drew Eubanks. A healthy, young, and cheaper than most veterans big man in the market. Eubanks deserve more minutes than Chimizie Metu who still yet to find a way some valuable minutes for the Spurs. Drew Eubanks is a high IQ player who played his role well whatever coaching staff told him to do.

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