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Spurs reportedly taking a hard look at Tyler Ulis with 29th pick


In recent weeks, Tyler Ulis’ stock has slipped due to a report about a “significant hip injury,” which Tyler told reporters on Friday was false. Ulis told he had “no idea” where the rumors about his hips were coming from, and that he’s “never had hip pain.” Regardless, Ulis is out of the first rounds in Chad Ford, Draft Express, and’s latest mock drafts, which makes this morning’s tweet from Jon Rothstein very welcome news.

According to Rothstein, the San Antonio Spurs have done “extensive research” on Ulis. The Spurs have the 29th pick in Thursday’s draft, and even though that’s not as high as we all would like Tyler to go, there are arguably few better scenarios for him. Tony Parker’s getting older and Ulis would be the perfect fit in the Spurs’ system. Ulis has already interviewed with the Spurs, and if he happens to still be on the board at #29, Gregg Popovich would get the steal of the Draft.

Ulis has one more workout scheduled with the Philadelphia 76ers, who hold the 1st, 24th, and 26th picks. Personally, still rooting for him to go to Chicago at #14, but the Spurs at #29 is a close second.

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5 Comments for Spurs reportedly taking a hard look at Tyler Ulis with 29th pick

  1. Sentient Third Eye
    10:27 am June 20, 2016 Permalink

    Now it’s becoming clear where those hip rumors were coming from…

  2. nybrasky
    11:38 am June 20, 2016 Permalink

    For his bank account for the next 3-4 years, I hope he goes higher. For his career over the next 10-12 years, I don’t think there’s any better place he could start.

  3. Bluebros
    12:00 pm June 20, 2016 Permalink

    As a Kentucky fan living in Austin, this would be welcomed!! I’d like to see him go #14 but if that doesn’t happen, I’ll be holding my breath until pick 29! Lets make it happen Pop!!

    • rickwhitetx
      3:49 pm June 20, 2016 Permalink

      Hey Bluebros … I live in Cedar Park.

      Yeah, Tyler to the Spurs would be awesome. He would fit right in with that program. He might have to play a few games in the D-League, if you know what I mean.

  4. m4ff3w
    5:00 pm June 20, 2016 Permalink

    Austin here, too. My wife is a Spurs fan and gets upset whenever I root for an opposing team (only if they have a UK player) so I hope we can get someone from UK down there.

    I liked it when Bogans was there.