The San Antonio Spurs announced Monday afternoon that the team has signed undrafted Providence point guard Bryce Cotton. Per the team statement, terms of the contract have not been released.
Project Spurs has been following Cotton’s link to the Spurs over the last two weeks, and what had been previously reported, was that Cotton’s deal would be a partially guaranteed deal where he would go play with the Spurs in Las Vegas at Summer League, then he’d have a chance to make the roster at training camp in October. Per the initial report, if Cotton made the Spurs’ roster after training camp, then he would be guaranteed a two-year deal with the team.
There’s two ways of looking at the Cotton news:
Scenario 1: Cotton’s deal is partially guaranteed as reported and he can have his chance at making the roster in both Summer League and training camp.
Scenario 2: The deal is for a guaranteed roster spot, which would mean the roster would be filled with 14 players once Boris Diaw, Patty Mills, and Kyle Anderson are signed.
The Spurs’ release indicates that Cotton will participate in Las Vegas with the Spurs’ Summer League team and Project Spurs will update the situation as soon as more terms of the agreement are made public.