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Rookie Kyle Anderson Heads to the Austin Spurs

By Ryan McCallum

On Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs assigned their first round draft pick Kyle Anderson to their D-League affiliate, the Austin Spurs.

This move is not surprising, as Anderson struggled to find playing time in his first NBA season.  In Saturday night’s win over the Brooklyn Nets Anderson played two minutes and accounted for zero points.

In what could be the final season for the Spurs’ Big-Three, forward Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili in particular, this move signifies that the Spurs are taking an all-or-nothing approach to earning another NBA title.

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They will not be providing developmental minutes to the former UCLA Bruin at the NBA level. Anderson’s minutes will instead be moved onto players who will contribute to the title push.

Kyle Anderson has appeared in six games this season, averaging 0.9 points and 2.4 rebounds.

San Antonio is one of the NBA franchises that uses it’s D-League system incredibly well.  Spurs’ stars such as Danny Green and Aron Baynes have each spent significant time in Austin as members of the Toros/Spurs franchise.

Look for Kyle Anderson to return to the NBA squad this year to supply relief down stretch of a long NBA season.

What do you think of the San Antonio Spurs’ decision to move Kyle Anderson down to the D-League? Let us know in the comments!

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