In Spurscast episode 663, Spurscast host Paul Garcia, Project Spurs writer Benjamin Bornstein, and former Project Spurs writer Trevor Zickgraf discuss:
- The latest news and notes for the San Antonio Spurs
- Analysis and Summer League impressions about the Spurs’ rookies Jeremy Sochan (out for Summer League), Malaki Branham, Blake Wesley, and Dominic Barlow
Latest New and Notes
The Spurs officially waived Danilo Gallinari on Friday. The team has also officially signed all three first round pick rookies in Sochan, Branham, and Wesley.
The Spurs can still open the most cap space in the league, though they haven’t made any major signings or trades since free agency began July 1.
The only two moves the Spurs haven’t made official are the signing of Gorgui Dieng and the two-way signing of Dominic Barlow.
Post Draft Analysis and Summer League Opening Game Impressions
In the episode, Bornstein and Zickgraf analyze the Spurs drafting Sochan with the 9th pick, Branham with the 20th pick, Wesley with the 25th pick, and agreeing to sign Barlow to a two-way contract.
Branham, Wesley, and Barlow’s play in the opening game of Summer League against the Cleveland Cavaliers are also discussed.
Sochan won’t play in any of the Summer League games after exiting health and safety protocols and because he’s also dealing with a hamstring injury.
The Spurs have four Summer League games remaining Sunday against the Golden State Warriors, Monday against the Houston Rockets, and Thursday against the Atlanta Hawks. Their final game will take place on either July 16 or July 17.