Spurs Waive Olivier Hanlan, Add Nick Johnson

The Spurs have waived guard Olivier Hanlan, according to the NBA.com transactions log.

San Antonio signed Hanlan last week. Hanlan will likely wind up with the G League’s Austin Spurs unless he’s claimed. He played 44 games for them last season.

San Antonio has added guard Nick Johnson to the training camp roster, according to a team release. Johnson was named the G League finals MVP last season after leading Austin to the title.

The 6’3” Johnson has not played an NBA game since the 2014/15 season, when he was a Rockets rookie.

Houston selected him in the second round in 2014. He averaged 2.6 PPG in 9.4 MPG. Johnson has appeared in a total of 102 G League games and spent the 2o16/17 season with Bayern Munich in Germany.

The Spurs technically have a full camp roster, though recently-retired Manu Ginobili is still on the 20-player list.

Hanlan, a former Boston College standout, was selected in the second round by the Jazz in 2015. The Spurs acquired his rights the following summer in exchange for Boris Diaw and a future second-rounder.

Hanlan has also played professionally in Lithuania and France. With Austin last season, the 6’4” guard averaged 14.7 PPG, 2.8 RPG, and 2.8 APG in 30.6 MPG. He averaged 6.2 PPG, 2.4 RPG and 2.6 APG in five Las Vegas outings with the Spurs’ summer league team.

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2 thoughts on “Spurs Waive Olivier Hanlan, Add Nick Johnson

  1. nikumistry

    On a related note, it looks like the rumour of Josh Huestis joining the Spurs for camp was nothing more than a rumour. Heustis was not listed on the Spurs 19 man training camp roster released today. The Spurs have yet to decide how they will deal with Ginobili’s 18/19 guaranteed salary which remains on their books for this season and therefore San Antonio is currently at the roster limit of 20 players signed.

  2. Guest617

    is there an award given to a player that plays with the biggest chip on their shoulder?

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