AUGUST 29: The Spurs have officially signed Pondexter, the team announced today in a press release.
Pondexter will essentially take the roster spot, and perhaps the role, of Manu Ginobili after the long-time Spur announced his retirement on Monday. He’ll likely compete for minutes at small forward with rookie Lonnie Walker and Dante Cunningham behind Rudy Gay.
The 6’7” Pondexter, 30, played 23 games with the Bulls last season, including a start. He averaged 2.0 PPG in 8.5 MPG and was waived at the beginning of February after the Nikola Mirotic deal with the Pelicans.
Pondexter started his career with the New Orleans franchise in 2010, then played for the Grizzlies the next 3 1/2 seasons before returning to the Pelicans for half a season.
For his career, Pondexter has averaged 5.0 PPG in 17.3 MPG over 302 appearances. He’s a career 35.7% shooter from long range, though he shot an icy 13.6% in limited action last season.