The Spurs continue to shuffle players in and out of the last few spots on their roster, having waived recent signees Jaylen Morris and Denzel Mahoney over the weekend, according to NBA.com’s transactions log.
Both Morris and Mahoney signed training camp deals with San Antonio last week, but neither player was under contract with the team for more than a couple days. The signings were almost certainly completed with an eye toward filling out the roster of the Austin Spurs, San Antonio’s G League affiliate. Morris and Mahoney would receive Exhibit 10 bonuses worth up to $50K if they report to Austin and spend at least 60 days with the NBAGL club.
Burns, 24, was the Patriot League Player of the Year in 2021 after putting up 16.8 PPG, 5.3 APG, and 4.3 RPG on .402/.392/.899 shooting in 16 games (29.3 MPG) for Colgate. The point guard went undrafted on July 29, but is now on track to sign his first NBA contract.
Like Morris and Mahoney, Burns appears likely to end up playing in Austin — San Antonio is already facing a roster crunch for the regular season, with 17 players on guaranteed contracts competing for 15 roster spots.