Spurs Assign Malik Hairston to Austin

By mrehome

Hairston averaged 3.3 points, 1.9 rebounds in 15 games.

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have assigned guard Malik Hairston to the Austin Toros, the NBA Development League team owned and operated by the Spurs.

Hairston appeared in 15 games with San Antonio where he averaged 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.3 minutes. He was recalled by the Spurs from Austin on 1/31.

In 23 games for the Toros this season, the 6-6, 215-lb. Hairston averaged 21.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 40.6 minutes. Hairston was named D-League Performer of the Week on 12/22 after helping lead the Toros to three straight wins while averaging 24.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists.

Hairston was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 48th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and was acquired by San Antonio in exchange for the draft rights to Goran Dragic. He spent training camp with San Antonio where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in six preseason games before being waived on 10/26. – story courtesty nba.com/spurs