Austin Spurs announced three roster moves prior to back-to-back


The Austin Spurs announced a flurry of moves during this past week before their weekend back-to-back versus the Oklahoma City Blue.

Austin Spurs trade Keith Wright to Westchester Knicks for Wesley Saunders

Keith Wright’s time in Austin has come to an end after the power forward was sent to the Westchester Knicks on Tuesday in exchange for small forward Wesley Saunders. The 6-foot-6 Saunders went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and eventually joined the Utah Jazz Summer League squad.

In 33 games with the Knicks, Saunders averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18 minutes of action per game. Saunders was a three-time All-Ivy League selection, including being named the 2014 Ivy League Player of the Year. He averaged 12.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists over four years at Harvard and will wear #16 for the Austin Spurs.

Austin Spurs acquire Mouhamed Sene

On Friday the Austin Spurs announced they have acquired center Mouhamed Sene. The 29-year-old Sene was originally acquired by the Austin Spurs last season in March and remained with the team for the rest of the season.

The 6-foot-11 center out of Senegal averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in seven games for the Austin Spurs last season. Sene will wear #41 for the silver and black and join the Austin Spurs in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Atlanta Hawks assign Lamar Patterson and Walter Tavares to Austin

The 246th and 247th assignments of the season belong to Patterson and Tavares of the Atlanta Hawks, as the Hawks assigned them to Austin via the flexible assignment rule.

In five games for the Austin Spurs, Patterson has averaged 16.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 33.5 minutes per game for the silver and black.

Meanwhile, Tavares is on his seventh assignment to Austin and eighth D-League assignment overall. In 12 games between the Austin Spurs and Canton Charge, Tavares is averaging 9.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 21.1 minutes per game while shooting 67-percent from the field.

All four newly acquired Austin Spurs will be in action on Saturday and Sunday for the weekend back-to-back versus the Oklahoma City Blue.


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