The Spurs have officially signed James Anderson, the club announced today in a press release. ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported yesterday that Anderson was expected to rejoin the Spurs, in the wake of injuries to Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson.
Although San Antonio is calling Anderson up from the D-League, the 23-year-old had joined the Rio Grande Valley Vipers as a free agent rather than as a Spurs asignee. As such, Anderson will fill the Spurs' 15th and final roster spot.
Anderson was a member of the Spurs last season, but the club didn't pick up its 2012/13 option on the Oklahoma State product, making him an unrestricted free agent at season's end. He joined the Hawks for training camp and the preseason, but failed to earn a spot on Atlanta's roster.
According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, Anderson's deal is believed to be non-guaranteed. That would give the Spurs the opportunity to cut him without taking much of a cap hit when Leonard and/or Jackson return.