The San Antonio Spurs have sent forward Malcolm Thomas to their D-League affiliate Austin Toros.
Thomas, a 6-9 forward, has seen action in three games for the Spurs this season, totaling 3 rebounds, 1 point and 1 assist in 15 minutes.
Thomas was signed by the Spurs on Jan. 11. Prior to joining the Silver and Black, Thomas played in six games for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League, averaging 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.67 blocks, 1.50 steals and 1.3 assists in 31.5 minutes.
This was the best move for Thomas. He had been pretty much riding the bench and not getting any playing time. Playing in Austin and learning more about the Spurs' system should do him and the team wonders. However, it does open up a spot on the bench should the Spurs be looking to fill it.
The question about the spurs rotation is using the same guys every time. It does not give the newcomers the chance to play. Even when Blair or any of the forwards are not performing well, the rotation does not vary. Use Malcolm Thomas for a change. How can the spurs know what he can do if he warms the bench every game? Let him go if the coaching staff have no confidence in him. The same happened to Scola and Mahinmi. Look where they are today. Next time the spurs know it he is signed by other teams. The spurs learn its lesson.