[PtR] 2024 SB Nation 模拟选秀:马刺用第四顺位选中斯蒂芬·卡斯尔

By Jeje Gomez | Pounding The Rock (PtR), 2024-06-24 22:00:00

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马刺得到了一个防守意识强的后卫,他有可能成长为一个双向球星。

SB Nation 模拟选秀是一个年度传统活动。来自球队网站的撰稿人和来自整个网络的专家们,在禁止交易的模拟选秀中为他们最喜欢的球队进行选秀。你应该去看一看结果,因为有些结果很意外。

去年,马刺的选秀很明显。他们拥有状元签,并且维克托·文班亚马(Victor Wembanyama)就在那里。今年,做出决定更难,因为第四顺位和第八顺位都有几个优秀的候选人。最终,Pounding the Rock 在圣安东尼奥的最高顺位选中了斯蒂芬·卡斯尔(Stephon Castle)。

卡斯尔在选秀前就被与马刺联系在一起。他是一位 19 岁的后卫,需要提升进攻,但他可以从一开始就在防守端做出很大贡献。那个位置的首选是里德·谢泼德(Reed Sheppard),但他已经被选走了。以下是我们选择卡斯尔的理由:

卡斯尔传出希望在 NBA 打控卫的传闻可能会吓跑很多球队,但很可能不会吓跑上赛季让杰里米·索汉(Jeremy Sochan)担任组织者的球队。他糟糕的投篮是一个严重的问题,但卡斯尔的防守多功能性和二次传球能力无论他最终打哪个位置,都会很有用。

卡斯尔真的能打控卫吗?答案可能是不能。至少不是传统意义上的控卫。但这对马刺来说可能无关紧要。格雷格·波波维奇似乎很喜欢用体型更大的控球手。上赛季,6 英尺 8 英寸的锋线球员杰里米·索汉在 6 英尺 5 英寸的侧翼球员马拉基·布兰汉(Malaki Branham)接管球权之前,担任了控球后卫的角色。体型更小的特雷·琼斯(Tre Jones)只在其他人表现不佳之后才接管控球。在上赛季之前,波波维奇在替补阵容中让乔舒亚·普里莫(Joshua Primo)控球,而与普里莫分道扬镳后,乔什·理查德森(Josh Richardson)获得了这个任务。他们两人都是 6 英尺 5 英寸的侧翼球员。当然,马努·吉诺比利(Manu Ginobili)多年来一直是替补席上的主要组织者。对于马刺来说,卡斯尔打控卫是有道理的。

在进攻端,他们并不完美,因为卡斯尔的三分球投射能力不佳,而且没有强大的第一步突破过防守球员的脚步。幸运的是,卡斯尔将加入一支已经拥有德文·瓦塞尔(Devin Vassell)这样的外线创造者,以及维克托·文班亚马这样的能够吸引全场防守注意力的掩护者的球队。如果他打控卫,他就不必成为进攻的发动机。他只需要将球传到进攻位置,加快进攻节奏,并找到方法惩罚那些过于专注于限制文班的对手。

在防守端,卡斯尔应该会极大地帮助马刺。他已经是名出色的防守球员,在防守端展现出强悍的侵略性,能够防守所有外线位置。他的体型和臂展也让他在防守前锋时不需要额外的帮助,这将为一支喜欢换防的球队带来防守多功能性。卡斯尔可以成为一名像马库斯·斯玛特(Marcus Smart)那样的防守球员,如果他的投篮能像斯玛特一样进步,那么他打哪个位置就无关紧要了。


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2024 SB Nation Mock Draft: Spurs pick Stephon Castle with the 4th pick

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The Spurs get a defensive-minded guard who could grow into a two-way force.

The SB Nation mock draft is an annual tradition. Contributors from team sites and experts from around the network make picks for their favorite franchise in a no-trades-allowed mock. You should check out the results because there were some surprises.

Last year, the pick for the Spurs was obvious. They were selecting first and Victor Wembanyama was there. This year, it was harder to make decisions, as there were several good candidates at both fourth and eighth. In the end, Pounding the Rock picked Stephon Castle with San Antonio’s highest pick.

Castle has been linked to the Spurs in the predraft process. He’s a 19-year-old guard who needs to improve on offense but could offer a lot on the other end from the start. The preferred pick at that range was Reed Sheppard but he was off the board by then. Here’s why we picked Castle:

Castle’s rumored desire to be a point guard in the NBA could scare off a lot of teams, but probably not the one that trotted out Jeremy Sochan as initiator last season. The questionable shooting is a serious concern but Castle’s defensive versatility and secondary playmaking should be useful no matter what position he ends up playing.

Is Castle actually a point guard? The answer is, probably not. At least not in the traditional sense. But the Spurs likely don’t care. Gregg Popovich seems to love big ball handlers. Last season 6’8 forward Jeremy Sochan ran point before 6’5 wing Malaki Branham replaced him on the ball. The smaller Tre Jones took over only after the others struggled. Before last season Pop gave Joshua Primo the ball in the second unit and after parting ways with Primo Josh Richardson got the assignment. Both were 6’5 wings. And of course, Manu Ginobili was the main playmaker off the bench for years. For the Spurs, Castle at point guard makes sense.

Offensively, the fit is not ideal, as Castle is not a good three-point shooter and doesn’t have the killer first step to get past defenders who go under screens. Fortunately for Castle, he’d be joining a team that has a perimeter creator in place already in Devin Vassell and a screener that demands the attention of the entire defense in Victor Wembanyama. He wouldn’t have to be the engine of the offense if he plays point guard. He’d only have to get the offense into its sets, push the pace and find ways to punish opponents who focus too much on containing Wemby.

On the other end, Castle should help the Spurs tremendously. He’s a fantastic defender already, playing with physicality on that end and able to guard all perimeter positions. His size and wingspan should also allow him to not require extra help even when guarding forwards, which would bring defensive versatility to a team that likes to switch a lot. Castle could be a Marcus Smart-type defender, and if his shot develops as Smart’s did, the position he plays won’t matter.


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By Jeje Gomez, via Pounding The Rock