San Antonio Spurs add three players to 2018 Summer League roster
By Rob Wolkenbrod
The San Antonio Spurs have added a handful of undrafted players to their Summer League roster.
The San Antonio Spurs walked out of the 2018 NBA Draft with Lonnie Walker IV and Chimezie Metu in the first and second rounds, respectively. Both players should receive a look in the 2018 Summer League, barring the Spurs keep them off the court in July. That may not go for other players, though.
The Silver and Black have a roster to fill out, aside from Walker and Metu, and means they must dive into the free-agent pool. This process started after Thursday’s draft ended and includes multiple players already set for their Summer League squad.
According to Yahoo’s Shams Charania, Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks will join the roster. He averaged 11.7 points per game in three collegiate seasons.
Two more undrafted commitments: Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks joining the San Antonio Spurs‘ summer league team; Tulane’s Cameron Reynolds signing free-agent deal with the Sacramento Kings.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2018
The Athletic’s Michael Scotto reported that London Perrantes will join the Summer League squad. Perrantes signed with the Spurs before the preseason, but was released and signed a two-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2017-18 season.
Scotto also reported that former Spurs draft pick and Baylor star, Cory Jefferson, will take part on San Antonio’s Summer League team. Jefferson has 58 games of NBA experience.
Former Brooklyn Nets forward Cory Jefferson will play with the San Antonio Spurs in Summer League, a league source told The Athletic.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 22, 2018
Aside from them, the Spurs can use their 2017 draft picks, Derrick White and Jaron Blossomgame. Both spent the most if not all of the year on the organization’s G-League team. White also made sporadic appearances at the NBA level.
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With Summer League games set for early July, the full roster should come to fruition soon, potentially before the month ends. It’s a look at not just the future of the Spurs, but players that need to fight for roles, whether it’s with this team or to earn an opportunity somewhere else. That happened with Brandon Paul in 2017, as San Antonio plucked him from the Cleveland Cavaliers Summer League roster. Will this replicate itself again?