The San Antonio Spurs signed Quincy Pondexter to a one-year deal Monday.
In wake of Manu Ginobili’s retirement, the San Antonio Spurs have signed forward Quincy Pondexter to a one-year deal, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic. The journeyman has spent the past seven seasons between New Orleans, Memphis and Chicago.
Pondexter’s eight-year NBA career has been plagued by injury and illness, appearing in only 302 games over the course of his eligibility. Adding Pondexter to the team fills the third-string gap at the small forward position. He’ll join two of his former teammates, Rudy Gay and Dante Cunningham in San Antonio’s fresh small forward rotation. With a full roster and a young core taking over, Pondexter will provide a veteran presence and safety net for head coach Gregg Popovich’s squad.
Quincy Pondexter's one-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs is partially guaranteed, The Athletic has learned. https://t.co/RHoelSN7Jp
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) August 27, 2018
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The 30-year-old has established himself as a solid Three-and-D wing off the bench. While his stats may not jump out at you, Pondexter does all of the little things that contribute to winning basketball. In the Spurs’ motion-centric offense, Pondexter may contend for a spot in the rotation. His best stretch came in 2015 when Memphis shipped him to New Orleans to aid Anthony Davis in his first trip to the postseason. He played 45 in the Big Easy, 75 games total, and averaged nine points and 3.1 rebounds per game in that time. With a featured role, Pondexter shot 43.3 percent from behind the arc.
There’s no telling where the Spurs will go this upcoming season. With a heap of new talent and the Big Three era officially in the rearview, San Antonio has reached unknown territory. Led by an All-NBA Duo of DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs are poised for another run at the playoffs.
Any bit of floor spacing helps, so the addition of Pondexter adds one more piece to the puzzle for Popovich.