Jeffers is a 6-foot-5 guard with 31 games of NBA experience. He averaged 18.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 141 D-League games. Jeffers appeared in eight minutes with the Spurs three years ago, but he did not stick in the rotation.
The Spurs can sign Jeffers to two 10-day contracts, before having to guarantee his contract. Danny Green is reportedly ahead of his four-week timetable, and could be available by that time.
Project Spurs' Aaron Preine interviewed Jeffers three years ago, when he was with the Spurs.
With the San Antonio Spurs limping midway through the season (injuires to Danny Green, Tiago Splitter, Kawhi Leonard), according to ESPN's Marc Stein, the team will be looking at bringing in D-League's Othyus Jeffers on a 10-day call-up to shore up the roster.
Hearing San Antonio, as it copes with an injury crisis, has Iowa's Othyus Jeffers in its sights for 10-day callup from @nbadleague this week— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 23, 2014
Jeffers played with the Spurs in the 2010-2011 and saw limited action (averaged 2.2 points).
With the Iowa Energy, he is averaging 22.8 points, 11.4 rebounds in 22 games this season.
Saw Thomas was claimed off waivers by Utah. Shame we couldn't have worked out a trade for or Williams or Rush. We all knew the back up SF was a hole in the roster. It took bad luck with injuries to Green and Kawhi for it to be actualised, but isn't that always the way it goes. Let's get it fixed Spurs.
Yeah, yeah, he's burning up the D-League. So what, we still need size and a solid perimeter defender. We bring up another guard! I thought Malcolm Thomas would get more of a chance, since Pop is still experimenting with line-ups.
I'll change my mind if Jeffers can guard Reggie Jackson (Thunder) or guys from the Blazers (Lillard, Wes Matthews, Mo Williams) or the Rockets (Harden, Patrick Beverly, Aaron Brooks). I'm not mad about Durant, Lillard or Harden going off on us; I'm just sick of these secondary players looking like all-stars when they play the Spurs.
It would be nice to have another shot creator, besides Tony and Manu, but when I look at our losses, we score 100 points; we just don't stop anybody.
Don't underestimate Jeffers... This guys can rebound and don't have a problem with doing the dirty work to get a rebound. Do your research on him. He may be 6'5 but he is not afraid to get in there with the big men
It cost the Spurs $700k to take a look at Thomas. This is not miserly Spurs behavior. There may be method to this madness, but it is hard to see. We do need a backup 3, Thomas wasn't a 3 or not practiced at SF, but a 6.5" guy insteadof a trade of Bonner or Nando for even a James Anderson or Hollis Thompson or even Ebanks or Fells from the D league. Howard has lost too much.
At first glance, not sure I understand this move. Willing to give Jeffers a chance though. His rebounding numbers in the D-League seem strong for a guy this size. Hopefully he can handle defensive assignments against bigger wings as well. Shame about Thomas though. I thought he had some potential.
R U KIDDING ME.....I THINK SPURS MANAGEMENT ARE STUPID AND BLIND.....POP KNOWS THAT HIS TEAM ARE SO BADLY IN REBOUNDING and DEFENSE....AND AGAIN WAIVING THOMAS A 6/9 LONG ARM...AND SIGNING A 6/5 guard.....funny....WTF
we ned rebounding and defense, Really disappoited Thomas didnt get time with second team, Give Baynes a chance, at least he can catch a pass! The more arc u put on your shot the bigger he basket is!(R U listening Timmy)
This is confusing. Spurs are terrible at rebounding, which the bigger Thomas would obviously be better at than 6-5 Jeffers. Thomas couldn't make a shot in his one appearance, but he got 9 rebounds! It's going to be painful watching another 6-5 wing getting plowed over for rebounds by opposing players.
@DeniseDeMartino I don't see how lazy you make him out to be but getting three blocks and nine rebounds in his only Spurs game he played is not too shabby. I thought defense is what we wanted from our guys. We have enough scorers on this team. Oh well the mind of dictator pop.
And that's why I choose Disgruntled Spurs fan as my name.8 guards we have on rosters.For the last 3-4 years length and athleticism has been are weakness and what we've done about it NOTHING.
@BurkhartBrandonThis is merely affordable Kawhi Leonard insurance. Thomas was expendable.