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Old 10-24-12, 06:20 PM
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Seems to be part of the Spurs, future plans - guys who are close to being ready, but there's no spot for them right now, so rather than park them in Europe, let's park them in Austin - You know, I think I'll go see a Toro's game this year...

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursna...-league-bound/

"Rookie small forward Wesley Witherspoon remains on the Spurs’ training camp roster, despite the fact that he did not travel with the team on its most recent road trip.

Another rookie forward, Alabama’s JaMychal Green, has signed with the Spurs but is not practicing with the team.

So what’s going on with these two?

An explanation, perhaps: There is a Developmental League allocation rule, instituted in 2010, that allows up to three of an NBA team’s final training camp cuts to be allocated to its D-League affiliate.

Meaning, if the Spurs keep Witherspoon and Green on their camp roster until Saturday, those two players can eschew the crapshoot of the D-League draft and proceed directly to the Austin Toros. Provided they agree to a standard D-League contract, of course.

Neither Witherspoon nor Green would count against the Spurs’ 15-man NBA roster in that instance.

There is a bit of gamesmanship at play.

Waive a player too early, and you risk leaving him open for another NBA team to sign and allocate.

For example, rookie forward Justin Holiday, recently waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers in hopes of later assigning him to Canton.

That plan was submarined when the Portland Trail Blazers signed Holiday to their camp roster instead."
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