Today, the San Antonio Spurs reached a one-year deal with small forward Quincy Pondexter, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
The deal is partially-guaranteed, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic.
Furthermore, Pondexter will essentially take the roster spot of Manu Ginobili after the long-time Spur announced his retirement on Monday. I do expect to see Pondexter remain on the Spurs roster as he is good from behind the three-point line and a solid lockdown defender that can defend against three positions. He will likely compete for minutes at small forward with rookie Lonnie Walker and Dante Cunningham behind Rudy Gay.
Pondexter only appeared in 23 games last year, as he was recovering from an injury he sustained before the season. In those 23 games, the veteran forward recorded an average of 2.0 PPG in 8.5 MPG and was waived at the beginning of February after the Nikola Mirotic deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.
In addition, Pondexter has averaged 5.0 PPG in 17.3 MPG over 302 appearances. He’s a career 35.7% shooter from long range, though he shot an icy 13.6% in limited action last season.
Finally, he returns back to the Western Conference and in the Southwest Division, where he played for both the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies.