With his performance scoring, his career high on points, Lonnie Walker IV, the Spurs highest pick since Tim Duncan show that he is ready for everything. In his 16 minutes on the floor, he scored 16 points at 11 attempts only he made 3 of his 5 three point shot. We observed that Walker can be a threat on and off the ball, nine of his 16 points was come from his own creation.
Every Spurs pick played in G’League and find success in NBA, which Lonnie Walker IV is doing now. From Cory Joseph, Dejuan Blair, Dejounte Murry, Derrick White and Bryn Forbes all of them played in G League and found success in NBA. Joseph was a backup of Tony Parker and won 2014 Finals which his dunked over Serge Ibaka in Game Four of West Finals was an inspiration by the team to win the next two games and advance to Finals. Dejounte on the other hand was an All-Defensive Team on just his second season before he was down with ACL injury this year. Derrick White and Bryn Forbes was the starter with the team and contributing well.
With his communication with Coach Popovich, he will follow those players someday. The Spurs management are the best in sports to develop players’ skills. Someday the jersey number 1 will be a fan favorite in San Antonio, with his fashionable hair. His potential is great and the coaching staff will be patient for it.