Youssou Ndoye, Spurs Agree To Camp Deal

The Spurs will sign Youssou Ndoye for training camp, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The expectation is that the center will play for San Antonio’s D-League affiliate, the Austin Spurs.

The St. Bonaventure product was reportedly willing to sign overseas and become a draft-and-stash prospect had an NBA team selected him in last month’s draft. He had worked out for several teams, including San Antonio, but he was not selected.

Ndoye has a lot of upside as former Nets executive Bobby Marks tweets. He played for the Spurs in this year’s summer league in Vegas. The big man averaged 3.17 points and 0.5 blocks in just 9.4 minutes per game. With such low minute totals, perhaps the Spurs didn’t want to showcase the center’s upside in the summer league and risk another team swooping in to offer him an NBA deal, although that is just my speculation.

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5 thoughts on “Youssou Ndoye, Spurs Agree To Camp Deal

  1. Paul Hinton

    I like him as insurance plan .Looks to be stronger and more of a rim protector than boban . Which is what we needed .

  2. Chris Crouse

    He could be a nice rim protector in a few years. The Spurs can let him stay in the D-League all year and hope that he develops into one.

  3. Chuck Myron

    Lost amidst what the Spurs did this offseason was that they traded their starting center and didn’t bring a new one in. Duncan will slide over, but they’re going to need someone else who can man the position. Aldridge surely doesn’t want to do it for too much of the time, so the ability for either Boban, Ndoye or someone to be available to play at least some spot minutes will be important.

  4. Mean Gene

    Ndoye has stone hands can’t pass and always seemed a step slower on offense. He relies too much on his length to block shots so can be juked.

  5. Spurs fans are completely clueless as to how the NBA works in general. most fans aren’t native texans nor have they visited the Alamo City.

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