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Bubble Review: Drew Eubanks, San Antonio Spurs

As the 2019-20 NBA season resumed in Orlando, a host of teams battling for postseason action traveled into the bubble. Among those, two-way players who have spent the majority of the season in the G League. As well as players who have been subject to straight NBA call-ups.

In his sophomore campaign in the professional ranks, two-way player Drew Eubanks had been impressing in the G League. Through 22 contests in the 2019-20 season for the Austin Spurs, he posted averages of 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.6 blocks. The 6-foot-10 big shot 62.6% from the field and was 6th in the entire league in Player Efficiency Rating (25.3). Additionally, Eubanks was 10th in block percentage, with 6.5.

On December 21, he dropped a season-high 31 points in 31 minutes, against the Capital City Go-Go. In the game he also had 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, and 3 blocks.

After featuring in 23 NBA games as a rookie, Eubanks had played in 14 contests for his parent team, the Spurs, as the season was suspended.

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He was a prominent piece in San Antonio’s bubble rotation. Playing in all 8 games, averaging 17.6 minutes. In those games, he posted averages of 7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.3 blocks. Breaking a few career-highs in the process.

In a win against the New Orleans Pelicans on August 8, Eubanks had a career-high 11 rebounds. Alongside 8 points, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Against the Nuggets on August 5, the 23-year-old had a career-high 12 points on 6-8 shooting from the field.

In the final game of the season, Eubanks played the most minutes in his career (27), as he recorded a career-high 4 blocks. Along with 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 2019-20 season with a 32-39 record. Missing out on the playoffs by 1.5 games.


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