Eric Dawson

Spurs Sign Justin Dentmon To Ten-Day Contract

The Spurs have announced that they signed guard Justin Dentmon from the D-League's Austin Toros to a 10-day contract.  To make room for Dentmon, the Spurs released Eric Dawson two days before his ten-day deal was set to expire, tweets Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.

Dentmon, 26, averaged 22.9 PPG and 5.3 RPG for the Toros while shooting 42% from long range.  Dentmon should give the Spurs some depth in the backcourt as they wait for Patrick Mills' situation to be resolved.

Dawson, 27, played a total of 39 minutes for the Spurs in four games this season.

Spurs Re-Sign Eric Dawson

To get their roster to 12 active players, the Spurs have signed Eric Dawson to a second 10-day contract, according to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News (via Twitter). The Spurs confirmed the move in a press release.

The Spurs initially signed Dawson to a 10-day deal in February, but didn't re-sign him when that contract expired. Monroe reported at the time that the decision was made for financial reasons. By including T.J. Ford in yesterday's Richard Jefferson/Stephen Jackson trade, the Spurs likely created the future financial flexibility to bring Dawson back.

Dawson played just two games in his first stint with the Spurs. In his NBA debut in Denver on February 21nd, he logged nearly 32 minutes, recording nine points and six rebounds.

Spurs Notes: Joseph, Dawson

Tim Griffin and Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News have a couple of minor news updates about Spurs rookies.

  • Griffin reports that Cory Joseph, the 29th overall pick in the 2011 draft, has been assigned to the D-League's Austin Toros for the second time this season. Joseph is averaging 1.8PPG and 1.2APG with the Spurs this season.
  • Monroe notes that Eric Dawson, recently cut by the Spurs, lost his roster spot for financial reasons, not because of his play.

Odds & Ends: Nash, Beasley, Dawson

The latest news and notes from around the NBA on Thursday night:

  • The Arizona Republic's Dan Bickley writes that the Suns are taking a risk by not attempting to trade Steve Nash, pointing out that he's a longshot to re-sign in Phoenix after the season.
  • HoopsWorld's Eric Pincus explores the possibility of the Lakers making a trade for Michael Beasley after reportedly turning down an offer from the Timberwolves this week.
  • The San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald reports that the Spurs are unlikely to re-sign Eric Dawson, who just finished up his first 10-day contract with the team.

Spurs Sign Eric Dawson

The Spurs have signed Eric Dawson to a 10-day contract, the team announced today. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter) first reported that San Antonio would sign the 27-year-old.

Manu Ginobli (strained oblique) and Tiago Splitter (sprained calf) both suffered injuries this week, so Dawson will provide some depth while the Spurs get healthy. The 6'9" forward had been playing for the D-League's Austin Toros, averaging 15.9 PPG and 10.1 RPG on 56.3% shooting in 18 games. Dawson has yet to make his NBA debut.