In just a few weeks, the San Antonio Spurs will be preparing for another season as NBA training camps begin. On Tuesday morning, they took another step in solidifying their roster as it was announced they'd be bringing Keita Bates-Diop back on a two-year contract.
The agreement to a regular contract means the current roster of contracted players now sits at 17 while one two-way spot is now available. The signing makes it even more apparent that the Spurs either have a trade in mind or are looking to waive two players before October 18th. The NBA mandates only 15 men can be on official contracts by that date along with a pair of two-way spots.
Retaining Bates-Diop was one item listed in my look ahead to the Spurs' next likely offseason moves, however, I believed it would be on the other two-way spot San Antonio had reserved for him.
One name to watch before the season begins is Thaddeus Young, who has drawn interest from several contenders and could be dealt for future assets. Al-Farouq Aminu could also be involved in a trade package or waived altogether.
Here's how the roster stands with training camp set to begin on September 28th. The depth chart is just my speculation, because you never know with Coach Popovich.
Joe Wieskamp (two-way)
With this roster, expect many of these guys to be interchangeable when it comes to shooting guard, point guard, and small forward positions, but I went by the position they most often have played in the past.
Keep an eye out for some more moves soon as the Spurs approach another season next month.