Larry Owens gets another 10 days
From the color-me-unsurprised department, the San Antonio Spurs announced today that Larry Owens was signed to a second 10-day contract. After his new 10-day deal is up, the Spurs will either have to sign him for the remainder of the season or let him go free.
From the press release:
The San Antonio Spurs today announced they have signed forward Larry Owens to a second 10-day contract. Owens signed his first 10-day contract with the Spurs on January 16 becoming the second call-up of the 2010-11 NBA Development League season.
Owens, a 6-7, 210-pound forward, has appeared in five games for the Spurs, averaging 1.8 points in 5.2 minutes per game. He is shooting .600 (3-5) from the field and .333 (1-3) from three-point territory.
Owens had a solid stint for the Spurs the first time around. The numbers don’t quite reflect it, but Owens easily looked like a better fit this season than many of the players San Antonio’s front office brought previously, like Danny Green and Ime Udoka.
And with Jeff McDonald reporting yesterday that the Spurs coaching staff held Owens after practice to go over the offense some more, well, the writing was on the wall. In a good way.
If the Spurs sign Owens to a contract for the rest of the season, he won’t be eligible to be used in a trade. So if he’s re-upped, he’ll be a Spurs for the rest of the year.