Kyler Edwards

Pistons Sign, Waive Kyler Edwards

SEPTEMBER 26: As expected, the Pistons have waived Edwards, according to NBA.com’s official transaction log.


SEPTEMBER 19: Undrafted rookie guard Kyler Edwards has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Pistons, his agents Aman Dhesi and Maurice Johnson tell our JD Shaw (Twitter link).

Edwards, 23, reportedly agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Spurs the day after the draft, but that deal was never officially completed. He also spent Summer League with San Antonio, though he didn’t get much playing time — he averaged 8.6 MPG in four games, per RealGM.

Edwards spent his first three college years at Texas Tech before transferring to Houston for the 2021/22 season. He averaged 13.8 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.2 APG and 1.0 SPG in 37 appearances (34.1 MPG) as a senior for the Cougars. Edwards opted to forgo his final year of NCAA eligibility and go pro this year.

Edwards’ Exhibit 10 contract, which is non-guaranteed, would make him eligible for a bonus worth up to $50K if he’s waived before the start of the season and spends at least 60 days with the the Motor City Cruise, Detroit’s G League affiliate.

Spurs Agree To Deals With Kyler Edwards, Darius Days, Jordan Hall

The Spurs and undrafted rookie guard Kyler Edwards have agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal, agent Aman Dhesi tells Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston (Twitter link). Edwards will also play for San Antonio’s Summer League team.

Edwards spent his first three college years at Texas Tech before transferring to Houston for the 2021/22 season. He was a full-time starter for the Cougars as a senior, averaging 13.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game in 37 appearances (34.1 MPG), though his field goal percentage dipped to 36.9%. Edwards opted to forgo his final year of NCAA eligibility and go pro this year.

In addition to Edwards, the Spurs have also reached deals with undrafted rookies Darius Days and Jordan Hall, according to Jake Weingarten of StockRisers.com and Richard Stayman of MavsDraft.com, respectively (Twitter links).

Days, a forward out of LSU, is the No. 24 prospect on ESPN’s list of undrafted rookies after averaging 13.7 PPG and 7.8 RPG with a .350 3PT% as a senior in 2021/22. Hall, a guard out of Saint Joseph’s, put up 14.1 PPG, 6.7 RPG, and 5.8 APG with a .362 3PT% in his sophomore season.

No further details were reported on the deals for Days and Hall, so it’s unclear if they’re Exhibit 10 pacts like Edwards’ agreement. An Exhibit 10 contract can be converted into a two-way deal or can award a player a bonus worth up to $50K if he’s waived before the regular season and joins his team’s G League affiliate.

The Spurs’ signings can become official after the new league year begins next week.

Los Angeles Notes: Ott, Westbrook, Brogdon, Swider, Clippers’ Targets

Darvin Ham‘s Lakers staff is starting to take shape. Nets assistant Jordan Ott will join him on the West Coast and move into a more prominent role in front of the Lakers’ bench, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. Ott has been with Brooklyn since 2016. He served as Steve Nash’s offensive coordinator this past season.

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Northwest Notes: Gobert, Hunter, Jovic, Griffin, Maker

The Hawks have been identified in previous reports as a possible Rudy Gobert suitor, and multiple league sources have indicated the Jazz are interested in De’Andre Hunter, according to Matt Moore of ActionNetwork.com. Hunter is extension-eligible this offseason. However, according to Moore, the Hawks have tried to steer any teams inquiring on Hunter to players like Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Huerter instead.

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David Roddy, Jake LaRavia, Others Declaring For NBA Draft

Colorado State junior David Roddy will test the NBA draft waters this spring, retaining the option to return to school, he tells Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Roddy, who is the No. 31 prospect on ESPN’s big board, was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year this season after averaging 19.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2.9 APG, and 1.2 SPG with a .571/.438/.691 shooting line in 31 games (32.9 MPG). The 6’6″, 260-pound forward helped lead Colorado State to its first NCAA tournament appearance in nine years.

“I am looking forward to showing NBA teams that I can thrive in any situation,” Roddy told ESPN. “Whether the pace is slow or fast, free flowing or stagnant, there are so many facets and intricacies that I have learned over time that will help me be one of the best and most important players on the court. But mostly I am just excited to chase a childhood dream and make it a reality.”

Wake Forest forward Jake LaRavia is also entering the 2022 NBA draft while maintaining his college eligibility, he announced on Tuesday night (via Twitter).

After transferring from Indiana State to Wake Forest, LaRavia was a full-time starter for the Demon Deacons as a junior in 2021/22, averaging 14.6 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 3.7 APG, and 1.7 SPG on .559/.384/.777 shooting in 33 games (34.2 MPG).

According to Mike Schmitz of ESPN, LaRavia doesn’t project to be a “true defensive stopper,” but he players hard and has good instincts and should be able to defend multiple positions at the next level. He’s currently the No. 40 prospect on ESPN’s board.

Here are some of the other players who are putting their names in the 2022 draft pool:

Expected to forgo remaining NCAA eligibility and stay in the draft:

Testing the draft waters:

Our running list of early entrants for this year’s draft can be found right here.