5. Re-signed Dom Barlow
Signed center Dominick Barlow to a two-way contract
There were a number of standout players at Las Vegas Summer League, and most of them were either small scoring guards (who tend to excel in that format) or recent draft picks getting some extra run with their teams. When a big man plays well in Vegas, however, it's time to take note, because the wide-open shoot-first style in the desert isn't set up for big man success.
That's why many around the NBA were impressed with the play of Dominick Barlow, who was on a two-way deal with the Spurs last season and played with their Summer League team this year. He averaged 17 points 8.3 rebounds in Las Vegas, and impressively tallied 15 assists to just six turnovers in his six summer games (he played two at the California Classic).
Barlow went undrafted in last year's draft after playing for Overtime Elite, and spent last season on a two-way deal with the Spurs. After his strong summer showing it would not have been a surprise for another team to ink Barlow to an offer sheet and force the Spurs to match and use a roster spot on him.
Instead, they bring him back on another two-way contract, a steal of a move for the Spurs. The 6'9" center will continue to get run with the Austin Spurs while occasionally manning the 5 for the big club. Barlow just recently turned 20, and he could easily become a long-term rotation piece for the Spurs. To get such a player on a two-way deal is a nice piece of business.