Spurs Re-Sign Joel Anthony

Joel Anthony‘s 10-day contract with the Spurs expired last night, but the team didn’t waste any team in locking him up to a new deal, according to Jabari Young of The San Antonio Express-News (Twitter link). Young reports that Anthony inked a second 10-day contract with the Spurs this morning.

Anthony, 34, had yet to catch on with an NBA team this season before signing with the Spurs a week and a half ago. San Antonio had been in the market for some frontcourt depth after losing Pau Gasol to a broken hand. Gasol’s initial timeline projected a recovery of four to six weeks, so he may not return to the club until after the All-Star break.

During his first 10-day stint with the Spurs, Anthony appeared briefly in three games, averaging 1.3 PPG and 1.7 RPG in those contests. The games in which Anthony played were decided by double-digit margins, so he doesn’t have a substantial role with the team — that shouldn’t change during his second 10-day deal, though LaMarcus Aldridge will miss Thursday’s game with a sore knee, thinning out San Antonio’s frontcourt a little.

If the Spurs want to retain Anthony when his second 10-day contract expires, they’ll have to sign him to a deal for the rest of the season.

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2 thoughts on “Spurs Re-Sign Joel Anthony

  1. Reflect

    Didn’t realize a team couldn’t sign a player to a 10 day contract 3 times in a row. That’s good to know.

  2. Spurskid

    I like joel he is a defender that can grab boards as well a great vet that understands how to play the game and when called upon he knows his role very well just like david lee the spurs know how to pick up vets that are discipline to the game..sure joel is not once he used to be but still productively useful!!and with timmy shows him some post moves you cant adk for anything more…

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