After a solid showing at the 2013 Vegas Summer League, some thought San Antonio Spurs 2013 Draft pick Deshaun Thomas might land the final roster spot with the Spurs heading into next season. However, Thomas will be heading to France next season to play with French squad JSF Nanterre after San Antonio couldn't guarantee him a spot.
According to French site JSFNanterre.com, Thomas was drawing attention from not only France but from a few other teams overseas.
Drafted by the Spurs, he had a very good in Summer League, and drew the attention of two Spanish teams, one Italian team and one Russian team.
As for the final roster spot, it seems the Spurs did lead him to believe he might be with the team but in the end, couldn't give Thomas assurances he would spend his rookie season in black and silver.
Deshaun chose to come to continue his development with JSF after he did not have sufficient guarantees with the Spurs the last available spot on their roster.
The report goes on to state the Spurs want him to focus on his speed, explosiveness and versatility to have a shot at making his way to the NBA.
Thomas will be heading to France with his wife and child this week to begin his road to hopefully the NBA.
So what do you think Spurs fans? Should the Spurs have given the final spot to Deshaun? Maybe send him to play with the Toros?
A year overseas won't hurt and it will give the FO a chance to see his development (if any) and decide if he fits in the Spurs future or not!
Better than the d-league. But what were the Spurs looking for? So unclear. Did they want a sg, a sf or a big man? Certainly at 6'7" he could play sg or sf but not a big man. As of today, the line-up is 1 man remove from being complete. While they can choose to have 13 men, they haven't found somebody to train to replace TD who could be retiring soon. Or is mgnt looking for somebody to take the place of TD? Pendergragh? Who was he in the Pacers? A more consistent and viable guy is called for maybe Dexter Pittman, or Alexis Ajinca or Tyrus Thomas. Players like ASIK or VAREJAO come to mind. Forget it! They love their pennies more.
@rtesoro440 LMAO..Thomas play SG??I'm not at all surprised that YOU would say something SO INCREDIBLY STUPID. He's too slow to even guard SFs much less SGs. Spurs just took the best PLAYER available so late in the draft. And Ajinca? LMAO. He was an NBA bust..PERIOD. T Thomas was amnestied because he SUCKS and has an illness that makes it next to impossible for him to gain weight. Heat have needed a solid big for years and STILL let Pittman go..Why? Because he too sucks. Just quit posting..you CLEARLY SUCK at it!
@Spursfan66 @rtesoro440 Well Mr. Spursfan66, you can always say something about my suggestions. At least, I am NOT a BONEHEAD like you with empty gray between your ears. Deshaun Thomas was born 6'7" so he can't play c/pf so I was suggesting that he play sg or sf. Ajinca failed to impress the Spurs the last time but, perhaps he has improved and so has Pittman. As to Tyrus Thomas, he was impressive when he was with the Bulls why not give him another chance? I am telling you KNUCKLEHEAD, with the lineup the Spurs have, they will NOT contend in the wcf. YOU have NOT suggested anything to improve their lineup because you have nothing between your ears.
@SpursAllDay11 Ha..I guess you could say that. But really I just love seeing this kid squirm. Just got sick of the moron constantly calling ppl names whenever he got pwned (which has been constant) so I decided to dog him the same as he TRIES to do to other KNOWLEDGEABLE posters here
@rtesoro440 @Spursfan66 You whined about the SAME shit last year and guaranteed they would get nowhere near the finals and they actually nearly won the whole thing. Everyone here knows that you are just a troll with no bball knowledge, so just own it....or just continue copy/pasting the same verbal diarrhea on this site. Personally I think its funny when you show your ignorance with every post
Speed, explosiveness, and versatility, eh? Sounds spot on! With a little agility training and maybe dropping a little bit of weight, I don't see what would be holding him back from becoming a quicker, and hopefully, NBA caliber type of player. Best of luck to him!
I love this move. He needs some work but the guy has immense offensive potential and i could see him as a good piece in a year or two, but this year was a stretch for him.