Reports: Garrett Temple waived
Reports are coming out that the San Antonio Spurs have waived Garrett Temple. The San Antonio Dispatch was the first to report the news:
Garrett Temple has been waived by the San Antonio Spurs, according to sources close to the team. Temple appeared in three games this season, totaling two points, two rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes of play.
No official word has come from the team yet, but Temple himself appeared to confirm the news on his Twitter account:
I want to thank the Spurs for giving me the opportunity. I enjoyed playing in front of these fans, they will be missed. Preciate the love SA
[Update: Now it’s official.]
The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have waived guard Garrett Temple.Â Temple appeared in three games this season totaling 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 21 minutes.
Temple was inactive for last night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers and no word had been given about any injury, so now we know why.
It’s a shame that the team looks like it is parting ways with Temple. A 6’7″ guard with long arms, he had the physical tools to guard three positions.
It’s curious that the team isn’t sending Temple to Austin for training camp with the Toros, though it’s possible Temple feels he can latch on with another NBA team and asked to be released from his contract.
Temple’s release gets the Spurs down to a 13-man roster, which means Alonzo Gee should be in San Antonio for theÂ foreseeableÂ future.