Kyle Anderson has signed with the Spurs, the team announced in a press release. The 30th pick from the 2014 draft is in line for a $1,093,680 salary, assuming the team pays the fully allowed 120% of his rookie-scale wages. It is standard for teams to pay that amount, but not assured for players at the end of the first round like Anderson.
The UCLA product will likely come off San Antonio’s bench as a reserve point guard, but Anderson’s impressive size will provide the Spurs some flexibility on where the team can play him, as Hoops Rumors’ Eddie Scarito mentioned in Anderson’s prospect profile. Hoops Rumors’ Alex Lee projected that Anderson would be taken 26th overall in the final version of his mock draft, suggesting San Antonio got good value from the 30th pick.
Anderson joins the reigning NBA champions and will learn from perhaps the game’s best coaching staff, led by head coach Gregg Popovich. It might take some seasoning before Anderson is ready to get regular playing time, but he couldn’t ask for a better group to learn from.