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.