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Spurs Sign Derrick Byars

The Spurs have officially signed Derrick Byars, the team announced.  San Antonio had an extra roster spot, so the team didn't need to make a corresponding move to clear room for Byars.

Byars, who turns 28 today, has played for the D-League's Bakersfield Jam for the past three seasons, averaging 17.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 35.3 minutes per game in 104 career contests for the team. The wing player was selected in the second round of the 2007 draft by the Trail Blazers and was in camp with the Heat this preseason, though he has never appeared in a regular season NBA game.

It would be surprising if Byars received any playing time in the postseason for San Antonio, but he'll provide extra depth at the end of the bench in a spot that otherwise wouldn't have been used. The Spurs also recalled Cory Joseph from their own D-League squad Wednesday.

Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside first reported that the Spurs would sign Byars. According to RealGM's transactions log, the 28-year-old inked a multiyear deal, so there's likely a non-guaranteed year in addition to the remainder of this season.

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3 thoughts on “Spurs Sign Derrick Byars

  1. Mikesays

    He MUST have had an off night during the Warriors game cause he took what, 6 shots from the 3 point line and missed every one of them? Show me you can do more than dunk. Maybe he should stick to driving the lane.

    • Versus75

      Were you watching the 8 rebounds and 2 steals Mikey? How about a WIN on the road while playing nearly 33 minutes? Byars showed that he had stamina and played hard on both ends of the court. So his shot was off, even in the D-League he was not known as a 3-point shooter. But his job last night was to camp out just beyond the arc. You do your job and win the game. That’s what he showed you.

      • Mikesays

        Glass half full? Ok, I guess I assumed since he was camped out there on the 3 point line he was put there to shoot 3s. I got used to RJ doing that and it brought bad memories back.
        Wishing Byars well !!

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