Spurs sign James Anderson


With both Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson out with injuries, the Spurs needed to do something. On Wednesday, the Spurs announced the team signed James Anderson from the D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers. ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to report that the Spurs were looking to bring Anderson back into the fold after their SF injury woes.

Anderson, you probably remember, was drafted by the Spurs and was with San Antonio until becoming a free agent this summer. He played on the Spurs’ summer league team and then went to training camp with the Atlanta Hawks before joining RGV for the D-League season.

Anderson doesn’t quite help San Antonio with the size it’s missing sans Leonard and Jackson,¬†Anderson is physically more of a shooting guard than a small forward, but Anderson played the 3 for the Spurs before and comes with plenty of corporate knowledge. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich should be able to plug Anderson into the lineup quickly.

Anderson will be available for tonight’s game against Boston.

  • phillip mabry

    Ah….always wondered how he’d pan out. Is it a 10 day deal?

  • http://48minutesofhell.com Andrew A. McNeill

    Won’t be a 10-day deal, teams can’t sign players to 10-day contracts until January. It’s probably a one-year deal that won’t be guaranteed until January. That’d be my guess.

  • Tyler

    Interesting. If he’s healthy, he’s NBA caliber. Hopefully his body is right and he plays with a little more confidence.

  • Zach R.

    What are the odds JA gets the start tonight?

  • Blofeld

    Always a good sign when the Spurs sign someone who has flamed out for two different teams. Hasn’t Pietrus been waiting for his phone to ring? I seem to remember him being a good wing defender.

  • Jacques

    Was let go by the Spurs and then returns… anyone smelling Danny Green 2.0?
    It seems like Nando de Colo would see increased playing time, but hopefully Anderson can contribute as well

  • Gomezd

    Whoah is pietrus still avaiable? Hes a good shooter too. Little surprise that neither Tony or Boris puahed for hin, perhaps they know sokethibg about him we dont?

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