Spurs 2014 draft results: Hello, Kyle Anderson
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have selected Kyle Anderson with the 30th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Additionally, the Spurs acquired Nemanja Dangubic from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the 58th and 60th overall picks in this year’s draft.
Anderson, 6-9/230, recently completed his sophomore season out of UCLA. In 36 games he averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.78 steals in 33.2 minutes while shooting .480 (153-319) from the field and .483 (28-58) from three-point range. The forward became the first player in Pac-12 conference history to record 200 rebounds and 200 assists in the same season and the first player at UCLA since 1973-74 to average 10-plus points, 5-plus rebounds and 5-plus assists (Bill Walton). Following his sophomore campaign, he was voted to the All-Pac 12 First Team and was a Third Team AP All-America selection.
Over the course of his career he appeared in 71 games, averaging 12.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.77 steals in 31.6 minutes. Anderson helped lead UCLA to the Pac-12 regular season title in 2013 and to the Pac-12 Tournament title in 2014 where he was named the Most Outstanding Player.
Originally selected by Philadelphia with the 54th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Dangubic, 6-8/195, has spent the past three seasons playing professionally in Serbia with Mega Vizura (2012-14) and Hemofarm (2011-12). This past season playing in the Adriatic League, he appeared in 25 games averaging 9.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He also played in 15 games in the Serbian League, averaging 11.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists.