Mar 19 2009; Portland, OR, USA; Washington Huskies guard Justin Dentmon (5) is trapped by Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Dee Bost (L) and guard Phil Turner (25) in the second half of the first round game of the 2009 NCAA mens basketball tournament at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Spurs sign Justin Dentmon to 10-day contract

According to Inside Hoops, the Spurs have signed guard Justin Dentmon to a 10-day contract. The move signifies the end of Eric Dawson’s second tenure with the Spurs. Dawson averaged 9.8 minutes, 3.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and a 58.3 shooting percentage.

At 6’0″ and 185-pounds, Dentmon’s small frame would lead you to believe that he is a prototypical point. But a prototype, he is not. Dentmon was an elite scorer at the D-League level and not necessarily a developed passer. He logged 37.3 minutes per game and parlayed that into averages of 22.9 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 46.3 percent shooting. Coincentally, Dentmon led the team in minutes, points and assists.

Dentmon was undrafted from the University of Washington where he scored 14.4 points per game. Because of his scoring ability, many fans that follow the Toros casually have been surprised at his extended tenure. In his 88 game stint with the D-League, Dentmon averaged 20.7 points, 4.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 36.0 minutes. He was named a D-League All-Star and, for his career, made 61.1 percent of his shots (two-point shots, 3-pointers and free throws).

With the addition of Diaw, Dawson’s length was redundant. While he isn’t a good passer, Dentmon will provide depth while Patrick Mills gets his work visa straightened out.

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