“We’re excited to get Nikola,” Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said. “He’s a young big guy that has improved a great deal over the last year. As we look to the future, we need to replenish our size. To add a player like that, we’ll give him a chance to develop and see what he can do.”
Shortly after he was drafted, Milutinov tweeted:
“What an honor and a privilege to be drafted by the @spurs. I am very excited to get to Texas.”
The Spurs second round pick went to 4-year UMass graduate, 6’10” Power Forward Cady Lalanne who became one of three players in school history to record 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocks in a career.
“He’s an athletic big guy who has a really good shooting form,” Buford said.
The No.1 pick in the draft went to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who selected Kentucky Center Karl-Anthony Townes who will join Power Forward Kevin Garnett, who was traded back to the Timberwolves from Brooklyn in February.