Maybe our scouting resources stateside have grown weak over the years spent combing the Euro leagues. With Duncan coming down the home stretch, maybe the FO want to cover their bases and be able to snag that ‘diamond in the rough’ player. I watched a few of those televised AAU/high school summer all-star games and was surprised how mature some of these kids play. Maybe the Spurs have their eye on someone who could be cultivated for the future. A lot of maybe’s trying to guess the RC/Pop playbook.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.