Report: Spurs sign forward JaMychal Green

By Quixem Ramirez

Mar 08, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide forward JaMychal Green (1) and South Carolina Gamecocks forward Anthony Gill (behind) reach for the ball during the first half of the first round of the 2012 SEC Tournament at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-US PRESSWIRE

According to, the San Antonio Spurs have signed forward JaMychal Green. The parameters of the deal are currently unknown.

Green, a 6-foot-8 forward from the University of Alabama, spent this offseason with the Spurs’ summer league team. In four games, Green averaged 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per game.

The 22-year-old senior was slated to be selected at the tail end of the second round in this year’s NBA draft. Instead, having went undrafted, the athletic forward has taken refuge in San Antonio in an attempt to find an NBA home.

Signing Green, interestingly enough, comes immediately after the Spurs have trimmed the roster to 16 players, following the release of forward Derrick Brown and center Eddy Curry.

If the report is true, the Spurs may be able to give him some minutes in their final preseason game against the Washington Wizards. From there, Green could stay with the Spurs’ D-League affiliate in Austin or take his athleticism elsewhere. [Editor’s note: Bruno of Spurs Talk astutely pointed out that by signing Green and subsequently releasing him, the Toros can claim his D-League rights. This may simply be a move to ensure he is developed within the system.]

The Spurs have until Oct. 29 to trim the roster to 15 players.

Hat-tip to Michael A. De Leon of Project Spurs.