The San Antonio Spurs are just over a week away from tipping off the 2019-20 season, and they’ve still got a full training camp roster they’ll have to trim down before opening night on October 23.
They took one step in that direction cutting down to 18 players by waiving forward Dedric Lawson after their loss yesterday against the New Orleans Pelicans.
He appeared in three preseason games, averaging 1.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12.3 minutes.
But the Spurs may have already replaced Lawson on the roster. Although the addition has not been made official by the Spurs, some reports and a message on the player’s Twitter account point to the team signing University of Houston alum Galen Robinson Jr. to an Exhibit 10 contract.
Blessed isn’t the word. Thanks to the @spurs for this opportunity 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/i0eVwjrj5v
— Galen Robinson Jr (@g_robinson1) October 14, 2019
A player who is signed to an Exhibit 10 contract can receive a bonus up to $50,000 if he signs a contract with the team’s G League affiliate upon being waived from the parent club.
But if the player is waived by October 17, he must report to the G League affiliate by October 20 and remain there for at least 60 days to receive the bonus, which is larger and in addition to the standard G League salary.
The former Cougars guard told Fox 26 the signing “just made everything feel so official. I felt on top of the world & for it to be with such a prestigious and respected organization makes it that much better.”
Robinson, who averaged eight points and nearly five assists with Houston last season, originally signed a contract with Austin on June 26 after he went undrafted. He had worked out with the Spurs prior to the NBA Draft. Like Jeff Ledbetter and Matt Farrell, Robinson may not even spend a minute in preseason action with the team.