Spurs waive Temple, Anderson injured

TempleThe Spurs just announced that they have waived guard Garrett Temple.

Temple was signed last season after playing for the D-League’s RGV Vipers. He averaged 6.2 points and 1.1 rebounds last season and looked very poised playing in the playoffs.

He was injured during summer league play, but appeared to be the favorite as the third point guard when Curtis Jerrells was traded to the New Orleans Hornets. Chris Quinn will likely be assuming those duties.

This season, Temple averaged two points, two rebounds and two assists in three games, but looked severely overmatched recently against Goran Dragic.

Temple, who seemed to be Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s “favorite player” this season, could easily find a home back in the D-League. The Toros would be a great fit, which makes me question why he wasn’t just sent down to Austin.

With Temple gone, the Spurs roster now stands at 13 players, but it appears the Spurs will also be short another player.

According to the Spurs twitter account, rookie James Anderson will be out eight weeks with a stress fracture in his right fifth metatarsal.

Anderson is averaging seven points on .500 shooting beyond the arch in 17.5 minutes per game this season. His play this season made Bobby Simmons expendable, and now will leave the Spurs a little thin at backup small forward, which could mean some playing time for Alonzo Gee.

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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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