The San Antonio Spurs have announced the signing of guard Justin Dentmon to a 10-day contract, and the release of forward Eric Dawson.
Dentmon comes from the D-League affiliated Austin Toros where he was averaging 22.9 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.47 steals in 38 games this season. Dentmon shoots 46% from the field, 42% from three, and 87% from the free throw line.
Dentmon was a D-League All-Star in February, and was a scoring machine in the D-League as he scored in double figures in 37-of-38 games with the Toros.
Dentom was undrafted out of the University of Washington in 2010 and has only played professionally in the D-League.
The signing of Dentmon means the expected arrival of Australian point guard Patty Mills is still in delay. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich spoke on Mills' situation yesterday before the Spurs' victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
“He’s not here. He’s unavailable.” Popovich said of Mills, "I don’t know (when he'll be here), it’s taken a long time already, now it’s the weekend, that’s not going to solve anything.”
I've been interested in Dawson and dentman both. I think they could both be good additions to the team, but I understand how they would want more experience this season and went with Mills and Diaw. Dentman was necessary, b/c the FO said they don't want to play manu on back to backs, so he needs coverage. But I do hope to see more of them in the future!
It's unfortunate because Dawson showed improvement. But with TP out, it became necessary to sign another pg and Patty Mills is unavailable. I would liike Dawson be back in the spurs lineup again.