The San Antonio Spurs announced the roster for 2017-18 training camp.
On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs will start training camp for the 2017-18 NBA season. It will last until Sunday, Oct. 1, the day before the preseason begins. This is an opportunity for players to impress the coaches and plans for the upcoming season to be set by the staff.
Before this starts the Spurs have 2017 Media Day. Players and coaches will speak with the media on Monday before they get to the court on Tuesday.
On Media Day, San Antonio announced the training camp roster. It contains a 2017 draft pick, players on two-way contracts, and even a fresh face. Let’s check out the full roster:
- LaMarcus Aldridge
- Kyle Anderson
- Davis Bertans
- Amidah Brimah
- Matt Costello
- Bryn Forbes
- Pau Gasol
- Rudy Gay
- Manu Ginobili
- Danny Green
- Darrun Hilliard
- Joffrey Lauvergne
- Kawhi Leonard
- Patty Mills
- Dejounte Murray
- Tony Parker
- London Perrantes
- Brandon Paul
- Derrick White
Our 2017-18 Training Camp Roster is set! pic.twitter.com/BKFovFdqId
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) September 25, 2017
The only surprise is Amida Brimah, a rookie center from UConn. He finished his four-year college career in 2016-17 and notably averaged 2.6 blocks per game. The Spurs are low on centers and power forwards after letting go of Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee, while signing Joffrey Lauvergne. That doesn’t mean Brimah makes the team, as he could be there to make an impression as a training camp body, before going to the G-League.
Costello and Hilliard are players on two-way deals. This type of contract went into effect for the 2017 offseason. These players can move freely from the G-League to the NBA and vice verse, except they can stay on the main roster for a maximum of 45 days.
Perrantes, another new face, signed in the summer for the minimum salary. It will be interesting to see what the Spurs do with him at the end of training camp or the preseason. Will he make the cut or join Austin?
This training camp roster will work for the next week, before the preseason starts on Oct. 2, with a game against the Sacramento Kings.