Spurs Sign Curtis Jerrells
San Antonio has signed former Baylor point guard Curtis Jerrells to a make good contract. Many Spurs fans will recognize the name because of Jerrells’ Big 12 history, and from the fact that he was born in Austin. The Spurs saw Jerrells prior to the draft–they worked him out in early May.
What do we make of this signing?
I’ll step out on a limb and say that Jerrells will not make the Spurs’ roster. They already have too many established players in their backcourt, and the point guard rotation appears 4 or 5 deep. That is, if one assumes that Marcus Williams, Roger Mason Jr. and Manu Ginobili can all play minutes at the position if something were to happen to Tony Parker or George Hill.
But if Jerrells performs well in training camp, the Spurs could offer him a spot on the Austin Toros. Coach Quin Snyder has a knack for grooming point guards, and Toros players have a knack for receiving NBA contracts.Â A potential backcourt of Curtis Jerrells (allocation) and Malik Hairston (assignment) is an attractive sell.Â The Toros’ roster could include Jack McClinton and/or James Gist, as well.
If Jerrells is interested in continuing to develop as a basketball player, the Austin Toros are a good home for him.