Spurs sign Eric Dawson to 10-day contract
I’m going to hopefully do a better job posting these little bits of relevant news as the come out, but no promises. In the wake of the Tiago Splitter injury from Saturday’s game, the Spurs called Eric Dawson up from the Toros and signed him to a 10-day contract. Dawson has spent chunks of several seasons with the Toros in Austin.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed Eric Dawson from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League to a 10-day contract.
Dawson, a 6-9 forward, has appeared in 18 games with the Toros this season, averaging 15.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.72 blocks and 1.33 steals in 29.3 minutes while shooting .563 (121-215) from the field and .741 (43-58) from the foul line. Dawson has posted 13 double doubles (second in the D-League) and has scored 20-or-more three times. He finished with a season-high 28 points to go along with 11 rebounds vs. Springfield on Dec. 29, 2011.
Dawson has spent five seasons with the Toros dating back to 2007-08. In 67 career games, he has averaged 11.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.18 blocks. He has also played internationally in Slovenia, Japan, South Korea and the Dominican Republic.
Also relevant, is the team’s official release regarding the injuries to Tiago Splitter and Manu Ginobili.
Not much to say about Dawson. I don’t expect him to play a whole lot. He’s mainly been called up to provide cover for the next week in a half in the event of foul trouble to the Spurs’ bigs / Kawhi Leonard or further injury.