Spurs To Audition Hakim Warrick

Hakim Warrick will work out for the Spurs on September 1st, reports Mike Waters of The Post-Standard. The eight-year NBA veteran tells Waters that he expects other free agents to take part in the workout, too, as they all attempt to secure spots on San Antonio’s roster in advance of training camp.

This past season was the first Warrick spent outside the NBA after the Grizzlies drafted him 19th overall out of Syracuse in 2005. Warrick signed last December with the Liaoning Jiebao Hunters in China and put up 21.3 points and 9.1 rebounds in 33.8 minutes per game across 22 appearances. NBA interest has nonetheless seemingly been scarce ever since the Magic waived him shortly after acquiring him at the deadline in 2013.

The Spurs have 14 guaranteed deals to go along with their partially guaranteed arrangements with Bryce Cotton and JaMychal Green. The lack of full guarantees for Cotton and Green helped prompt Warrick to accept San Antonio’s invitation to work out, as Warrick tells Waters, since that would ostensibly give Warrick a better chance of making the opening-night roster were the Spurs to bring him to training camp.

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