BOSTON — When the Spurs take the floor tonight, a familiar face is expected to rejoin them.
With small forwards Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson out with injury, the team plans to call up former first-round draft pick James Anderson from the Development League.
Anderson, the Big 12 Player of the Year at Oklahoma State in 2010, was playing with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers after being cut by the Atlanta Hawks in training camp.
He traveled to Boston with the Spurs and is expected to wear No. 11, having ceded his traditional No. 25 to rookie guard Nando De Colo.
The 23-year-old Anderson spent two seasons with the Spurs and is familiar with coach Gregg Popovich’s system.
Anderson, 6-foot-6, averaged 3.7 points and shot 38 percent in limited action with the Spurs. His addition, which has not been formally announced by the club, would bring the Spurs’ roster to 15, the NBA maximum. Spurs Nation