San Antonio Spurs: 2017 offseason recap

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 25: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks with player Patty Mills
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 25: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks with player Patty Mills
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With the San Antonio Spurs’ 2017 offseason looking complete, let’s look back at all the moves.

September is almost the lost month on the NBA calendar. It’s the time in between the offseason’s end and before the regular season begins in the middle of October. Especially for teams like the San Antonio Spurs, who don’t remain in the headlines as often as the New York Knicks or Los Angeles Lakers, it can be quiet.

However, the Spurs were busy in the summer, making a few changes to the roster for the 2017-18 season. These players will either see a prominent role on the team or potentially be in line to make an impact down the line.

Let’s look back at the offseason that was for the Spurs, and all the players that either chose to stay or joined the team:

  • Patty Mills re-signs – Mills was the first major offseason transaction for the Spurs. He re-signed for four years, $50 million.
  • Rudy Gay signs – Gay was the biggest outside-the-organization signing for San Antonio. He joined for two years, $17.2 million, with a player option for the second season.
  • Joffrey Lauvergne signs – Lauvergne signed for two years, and on the veteran’s minimum. He has a player option for the second season.
  • Brandon Paul signs – Paul comes to the Spurs with no NBA regular-season experience. However, he received a fully guaranteed deal for the 2017-18 season.
  • Pau Gasol re-signs – Gasol opted out of his contract, as the offseason began. He returned for three years, $45 million, with a player option for the third season.
  • Matt Costello signs – Costello became the first player to join the Spurs on a two-way contract.
  • London Perrantes signs – Perrantes, despite being undrafted, received a contract from the Spurs. He’ll have the opportunity to make the Opening Night roster.
  • Manu Ginobili re-signs – It was either re-sign or retire for Ginobili, who obviously chose the former. He’s back on a two-year, $5 million deal.
  • Darrun Hilliard signs – The second of the two-way contracts went to Hilliard. He was the latest signing.

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What do you think of these offseason moves for San Antonio? Should any of these be in question?

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