Sunday the San Antonio Spurs launched the Summer season League roster for his or her staff that can take part within the Salt Lake Metropolis Summer season League,= after which the Las Vegas Summer season League.
The staff will likely be coached by Spurs assistant coach Mitch Johnson.
Listed below are some notable gamers on the roster.
Devin Vassell – Vassell was one of many uncommon rookies for the Spurs final season who ended up being a part of the rotation off the bench. Whereas he was primarily a spot-up shooter in his rookie season on offense, and actually helped the staff off-the-ball on protection, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see if the teaching employees expands his position in these Summer season League video games.
Tre Jones – Jones performed spot minutes final season when a sport was already determined. This could possibly be a giant Summer season League for him since Patty Mills is an unrestricted free agent. If Mills indicators elsewhere, Jones could possibly be the Spurs’ backup level guard on opening night time.
“They didn’t get Summer season League,” mentioned Coach Mitch Johnson of Vassell, Jones, and all NBA rookies final season due to the weird circumstances.
“We take time to develop our rookies and never should throw them within the hearth,” mentioned Coach Johnson of the Spurs’ uncommon path with rookies, however, for Vassell, he needed to play within the rotation early on final season.
Joshua Primo – The Spurs just lately drafted Primo with the twelfth decide within the NBA Draft Thursday. Whereas choosing Primo so early was stunning, there’s been reporting that different groups had their eye on him and might need chosen him as early as sixteenth. He’ll get his first shot towards NBA competitors in these Summer season League video games.
Joe Wieskamp – Wieskamp was additionally just lately drafted by the Spurs Thursday with the forty first decide within the second spherical. In contrast to Primo, he’s not on a rookie scale contract, so if the Spurs don’t initially signal him, this could possibly be an opportunity for him to point out the franchise he ought to get a full NBA deal like Jones final season, or the Spurs may determine to signal him to a two-way contract.
Like Primo, that is Wieskamp’s probability to point out how he’ll fare towards NBA competitors. He’s already bringing a a lot wanted skillset to the staff along with his exterior capturing.
“It’s their first time to get their toes moist and play in an NBA sport,” mentioned Coach Johnson of Primo and Wieskamp.
“He’s an older rookie than we’ve had,” mentioned Coach Johnson of Wieskamp. “He can actually suppose when he’s on the market on the fly. He can actually make some improvisations. I feel he’ll slot in properly.”
“Nice shooter,” mentioned Primo of Wieskamp, “he can get his toes set actually rapidly and he could make the appropriate play.”
“I’m tremendous excited to be right here,” mentioned Wieskamp of becoming a member of the Spurs. “This teaching employees, this assist employees is ideal for me.”
Wieskamp mentioned “coming off screens, coming off dribble handoffs,” is an space of the NBA sport the place he thinks he can deliver forth his capturing abilities.
DaQuan Jeffries – The Spurs claimed Jeffries off the waiver checklist late final season. It was so late within the season he didn’t even get to get on the ground. He has a staff choice the Spurs must determine on in the present day, or in the event that they don’t train the choice, they will make him a restricted free agent. Jeffries’ greatest talent will likely be offering exterior capturing to the staff.
Different gamers – The entrance workplace desires so as to add some extra dimension this offseason within the frontcourt. This could possibly be a superb alternative for a number of the large males on this roster like Skal Labissiere (6’11”), Biram Faye (6’9″), and Justin Robinson (6’9″) to attempt to earn a roster spot or probably a two-way spot. Robinson is the son of Spurs legend and Corridor of Famer David Robinson.
The Spurs will first take part within the Salt Lake Metropolis Summer season League starting Tuesday. (Schedule by way of the Spurs)
From there they’ll journey to Las Vegas. Right here’s the Vegas schedule additionally by way of the Spurs.
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