The Spurs have signed former Boston University shooting guard John Holland, the team announced in a press release that set the training camp roster. San Antonio has plenty of flexibility to exceed the minimum salary, but it’s almost certain the team hasn’t done so here, and the deal is most likely only partially guaranteed, if that.
Holland has spent his three years as a pro playing in Europe after NBA teams passed on him in the 2011 draft, bouncing from France to Spain and back to France again for last season. He’s nonetheless been a member of three NBA summer league teams in the past two years, joining the Thunder and Heat in 2012 and the Timberwolves last summer. The 25-year-old scored 10.6 points in 27.4 minutes per game for Gravelines in France this past season, making 33.3% of his three-point attempts.
The signing gives San Antonio 19 players for camp, but 15 of them have fully guaranteed contracts. That means it’ll be an uphill battle for Holland to stick, and he’ll have to compete against Bryce Cotton, Josh Davis and JaMychal Green, all of whom have diminutive partial guarantees.