The Austin Spurs have released their training camp roster with the 2014-2015 NBA D-League season quickly approaching. Included on that roster is three players that the San Antonio Spurs waived before the start of the season.
With the Spurs bringing back 14 out of 15 players from their championship team and adding rookie Kyle Anderson, the chances of any of these players picking up an opening day spot was slim.
Due to official rules, however, by signing these three players and then waiving them before the start of the regular season, San Antonio was able to give themselves the opportunity to assign the players to their D-League affiliate the Austin Spurs.
Cotton and Green appeared in five preseason games for the Spurs while Davis appeared in three. Cotton averaged 4.8 points and 1.4 assists during the preseason while Green averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds on 75% shooting from the field.
Davis, who only appeared in three of San Antonio’s preseason games, averaged 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds.
Green has actually played for the Austin D-League team before, participating in team games during the 2012-2013 season when the team was still known as the Toros.
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The Austin Spurs training camp roster currently stands at 16 but will be trimmed down to 10 by November 13th when training camp ends.
Since Cotton, Davis, and Green played for the San Antonio Spurs during the preseason, it is highly likely they will make the cut. The Spurs own their D-League affiliate which means they are in control of all moves in the organization.
Don’t expect to see these guys receive a call-up, however. The Spurs roster is full at 15 and unless a serious injury occurs sidelining a player or the unlikely situation of San Antonio waiving a player on the team, it is unlikely any of those three players will see run with the NBA team.
What do you think about the players added to the Austin Spurs training camp roster? Should the Spurs have chosen different players they waived to receive assignment? Let us know in the comments!