The Spurs have filled the second two-way player opening on their roster, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed free agent swingman Darrun Hilliard to a two-way contract. San Antonio previously signed big man Matt Costello to the club’s first-ever two-way deal.
Hilliard, 24, was involved in several NBA roster moves this summer, including being included in one of the biggest trades of the offseason. A Piston to end the 2016/17 campaign, Hilliard was sent to the Rockets in a June swap, then flipped to the Clippers as part of the package Houston traded for Chris Paul. The Clippers waived Hilliard to avoid having his salary for 2017/18 become guaranteed.
A former 38th overall pick, Hilliard appeared in 77 games for the Pistons over the last two seasons, playing sparingly. He also appeared in seven total games for the Grand Rapids Drive, Detroit’s G League affiliate, averaging 24.4 PPG in those contests. The Villanova alum added some national experience to his professional résumé this summer, earning a spot on the Team USA squad that won a gold medal at the FIBA AmeriCup earlier this month.
With Hilliard officially locked up, the Spurs now have 18 players under contract — 16 on NBA deals and a pair of two-way players. That leaves two openings on San Antonio’s 20-man offseason roster.