After a wild draft night in which the San Antonio Spurs traded guard George Hill to the Indiana Pacers for the rights to Kawhi Leonard, Erazem Lorbek, and Davis Bertans, the team isn't done looking for ways to improve their roster.
The team drafted guard Cory Joseph from the University of Texas and guard Adam Hanga from Hungary, and Joseph is expected to get some minutes next season. If there is a next season.
Hoopsworld.com's Alex Kennedy has said via twitter the Spurs will be holding a free agent mini camp this coming week.
"The Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs will hold free agent mini camps next week."
Kennedy also tweeted that the Spurs will be looking at two wing players in the mini camp.
"Ravern Johnson and DeAngelo Casto will attend the San Antonio Spurs' free agent mini camp next week."
Ravern Johnson is a 6'7, 175 lbs. shooting guard from Mississippi State University. He is scoring guard who averaged 17.6 points per game last season with the Bulldogs. Johnson shot 43% from the field and 40% from three point land this past season. He increased his scoring from 13 points per game his junior season to 17 his senior season. The kid can score.
DeAngelo Casto is a 6'8, 255 lbs. forward from Washington State University. He averaged 12 points per game and grabbed 6.8 rebounds during his junior year as a Cougar. He shot 57% from the field, but plays in the post as an undersized big man. His game is similar to current Spur DeJuan Blair.
From what I see, I like Johnson's scoring ability. It reminds me of when the Spurs brought in Hill as a scoring-stud from IUPUI. I don't know if the team needs another undersized big man as they look at Casto. The Memphis series gave clear indication the front line needs to be boosted in terms of length, athleticism, and height.
What do you think about these two college kids the Spurs will try out next week Spurs fans?
when will the spurs hold their minicamp? Reports have it that attendees include sgs and sfs. Their current line-up is full of them. Why include again shooting guards and small forwards. There are many big and tall , young power forwards and tall and big, young centers out there! The spurs should address their pressing needs. May i add, if there is no lockout spurs enter the free agents market and look at k.fesenko, c.landry, e.clark, j. mcroberts to name a few. Forget 6'7".
I would rather see them acquire big men through trade. We don't have time for players to develope. We Ned instant contributors in the likes of Antwan Jamison, pay gasoline , amard aroids ire, I dnt Ike it.
ey could have I realized that if the Spurs liked any of the big euro big men, they could have had the Pacer draft for them, as they did with Leonard. This may mean that they already know what direction for bugs they are headed in and it likely isn't projects for this year. We just don't !
Give it time. There were several bigs in earlier workouts and numerous guys they scouted that are in their data base. If they need someone, they can compare and slowly make decisions about who can help them now. Why are you so grumpy ?
Where are the big men all i see is the spurs bringing in is small forward and gaurds why is this organization afraid of players over 6'9 RC is running this team into the ground he is a horrible GM but ohh well
@soto1ncrtol I agree 101 % with ur observation. A writer said RC showed his testicles when he traded g. hill. Let him show how big really they are by taking a chance on undrafted young, tall power forwards and center or from the free agency or sign r. richards now.