Spurs Sign Joel Anthony

SEPTEMBER 26: The Spurs have officially announced their roster for training camp (via Twitter) and Anthony’s name is on it, meaning the two sides formally finalized a deal.

SEPTEMBER 19: Veteran center Joel Anthony is set to join the Spurs, with the two sides working on finalizing a training camp deal, reports Jabari Young of The San Antonio Express-News. According to Young, the contract is expected to be non-guaranteed.

Anthony, 34, spent the last two seasons in Detroit, playing sparingly for the Pistons. In 2015/16, he averaged a career-low 5.1 minutes per game in 19 regular-season contests. The Spurs likely won’t be expecting much production from Anthony if he earns a spot on the team’s 15-man roster, but he’d provide some additional veteran depth to the club.

Anthony figures to occupy one of the two current openings on the Spurs’ 20-man offseason roster. San Antonio has 14 players on fully guaranteed salaries for the 2016/17 season, with Ryan Richards, Bryn Forbes, Patricio Garino, and Ryan Arcidiacono also in the mix on non-guaranteed or partially-guaranteed deals.

If Anthony makes the Spurs’ opening-night roster, he’d be behind LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol, David Lee, and Dewayne Dedmon in the club’s frontcourt rotation.

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