Spurs Release John Holland

The Spurs have waived camp invitee John Holland, the team announced via press release. San Antonio will be stuck with the $20K partial guarantee it committed to him in the likely event that he clears waivers. The former Boston University shooting guard is reportedly close to signing with Besiktas of Turkey, so it appears the Spurs are accommodating that move.

The 6’5″ Holland didn’t appear in either of the preseason games that San Antonio’s played so far, and he faced long odds to remain on the roster come opening night, since the Spurs have 15 fully guaranteed contracts. Holland, who turns 26 next month, appears poised to return to European basketball, where he’s pursued his career since going undrafted in 2011.

Holland’s release leaves the Spurs with 18 players, all of whom have at least partially guaranteed salaries. Still, Bryce Cotton, Josh Davis and JaMychal Green have only $130K in guaranteed salary split between the three of them, so they seem to be the Spurs most likely to hit waivers between now and the October 27th deadline for teams to set their opening-night rosters.

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