Spurs waive Gardner

Thomas GardnerIn a move that isn’t all too surprising, the Spurs waived guard Thomas Gardner today, three days into training camp.

Gardner, who was signed on September 27, becomes the first training camp invitee to get his walking papers.

The odds were stacked against the 6-5 guard coming into camp with several other guards. He was competing with Kirk Penney, Gary Neal and Garrett Temple for a roster spot.

If the Spurs and Austin Toros see enough potential in him, the Toros could pick him up as one of the three waived players they can assign to the D-League affiliate.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.

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