Sport Spurs sign Keita Bates-Diop to two-year contract, now he has to make roster

06:45  08 september  2021
06:45  08 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Bates - Diop , 6-8/230, split last season between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets, appearing in a total of 44 games and averaging 6.5 points and 2 .9 rebounds in 16.9 minutes. After being dealt to Denver as part of a four-team trade on Feb. 5, he played in five Playoff games for the Prior to being selected by the Timberwolves in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft (48th overall), Bates - Diop spent four seasons at Ohio State and averaged 19.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.65 blocks in his final season to earn Big Ten Player of the Year in 2018. Bates - Diop will wear No. 31 for the

The San Antonio Spurs were rounding out their roster over the weekend as they prepare for the training camp opening this week with a couple of smart signings. Friday San Antonio officially signed its second -round pick, point guard Tre Jones out of Duke, to a three- year minimum contract using part The Spurs then turned around and used one of their two -way contracts on third- year forward Keita Bates - Diop , who spent last season between Minnesota and Denver. Diop, 24, averaged 6.8 points per game for Minnesota but struggled to find a spot in the rotation after being traded to a deep Denver

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Keita Bates-Diop played 30 games for the Spurs last season on a two-way contract, much of that coming when the team was hit hard by the coronavirus. The counting stats weren’t stunning — 5 points and 2.8 rebounds a game in just under 17 minutes a night — but he played like a solid role player for San Antonio.

Which is why the Spurs are bringing him back to training camp with a potential two-year deal, a story broken by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and later confirmed by the Spurs themselves.

The reality of the situation is Bates-Diop is going to have to earn his way onto the roster.

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As of now, the Spurs are heading into training camp with 17 NBA contracts, and they will have to exit camp and head into the season with 15. At least two players will be waived.

One other Spurs signing of note, the team signed second-round pick Joe Wieskamp to a two-way contract for this season. San Antonio picked up the sharpshooter out of Iowa in the second round, and he averaged 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds a game in the Las Vegas Summer League, but he struggled a little from 3 shooting 30.8%. He’s going to have to prove he can adjust to the NBA game and defend a little, but he’s getting a chance in an organization known for developing second-round picks.

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Keita Bates - Diop (born January 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two -way contract with the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Spurs have tendered a .7 million qualifying offer to Bates - Diop to make him a restricted free agent Monday when free agency begins. By making Bates - Diop a restricted free agent, this means the Spurs have the ability to match an offer sheet if he signs one with another team. Last season Bates - Diop was signed as a two -way player and he ended up logging 30 games with the Spurs . Bates - Diop averaged 2 .6 points and 1.6 rebounds in his 8. 2 minutes per game. The Spurs also have Quinndary Weatherspoon coming off a two -way contract , but it’s been previously reported they won’t

Interestingly, Wieskamp’s job is a little more secure than Bates-Diop — the Spurs will have their two two-way players locked in heading into the season. Wieskamp knows he has his chance, Bates-Diop is going to have to earn his.

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