According to wvillustrated.com, the San Antonio Spurs will sign guard/forward Da'Sean Butler:
According to the former Mountaineers’ Twitter account, the news came Friday, but the Spurs have yet to make an official statement.
WV Illustrated put out a phone call to Spurs Senior Media Services Coordinator Kris Davis, who initially hinted that while he could not make an official statement, there would be news on the matter later Friday.
“I can’t say anything right now,” said Davis. “If you just sit tight, you might hear something later on today. I can’t comment on anything.”
Butler, who was drafted 43rd overall by the Miami Heat in the 2010 NBA Draft, is 6-7, 230 lbs.
I'm sure Spurs fans might be wondering, "Why not a big man?" Especially after Tim Duncan suffering an ankle injury leaving the Spurs' frontcourt thin.
“He signed this morning with the Spurs,” Butler’s agent, Chet Ervin, said Friday
“Throughout the season there has been interest from several teams and as he progressed and got healthier there were more and more teams that expressed interest,” says Ervin. “At the end of the day, we felt – Da’Sean felt – that the Spurs were the best organization, the best fit for him.”
Butler suffered a serious knee injury in his final game in college and was cleared by doctors last week to begin full workouts. That being said, it's highly unlikely he will see action during games for the Spurs as he continues to rehab his knee.
If the Spurs are going to sign butler they better sign Ryan Richards A.S.A.P!!!!!!! why not a big,come this off season they should make a move on Gregg Oden.
I understand the concern in wanting to sign a big man for the playoffs, but can anyone name one that could step in and produce? It's not likely. I think pop will go small depending on match ups and Novak will end up playing some good minutes (again, depending on match ups).
This kid (butler) is solid and could stick around for a while, his game is much better than green's for the NBA and he's got a lot more upside.
this could be signing that will help the Spurs in the coming years not today, not in the playoffs. They should have gone out and look for another big to help them in playoffs.
I'm puzzled by this signing, but the Spurs always knows a thing or two so we will never know how this plays out.
I thought the Spurs should have gone for a big man. I think he will be redundant with Danny Green already on the lineup.
Incredibly dynamic player, but not really a complete answer for the Spurs anytime soon. He's got ice water in his veins, I could see him becoming a more solid RJ in years to come. If there is any team that can help him develop, it's the Spurs.
@AaronWatters I really don't know much about Butler thanks for sharing what you know about him. It gives me faith the Spurs made another nice move.