Cotton Leaves Spurs’ D-League Team For China

Bryce Cotton has left the Spurs’ D-League team in Austin and will sign with Xinjiang in China, Chris Reichert of Upside & Motor reports. Dennis Silva II of Monitor News first reported that Cotton, who was averaging 19.3 points in Austin, was headed overseas. (Twitter link). Cotton rejoined the D-League after the Suns waived him earlier this month prior to the leaguewide contract guarantee date.

Cotton signed with the Suns on November 25th but Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek used him in only three games, and he totaled four points, three assists, five steals and five turnovers in 33 combined minutes. The 23-year-old point guard, who went undrafted out of Providence in 2014, was with the Spurs’ D-League affiliate before signing with the Suns. He made $218, 721 during his 44 days with the Suns.

Cotton finished last season with the Jazz after signing a pair of 10-day contracts and a three-year deal. He appeared in 15 games with the Jazz, averaging 5.3 points in 10.6 minutes. That three-year contract didn’t include any guaranteed salary beyond last season, and Utah released Cotton during the preseason, which led him to Austin for his first stint there this season. San Antonio designated Cotton as an affiliate player in 2014.

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