Sunday the San Antonio Spurs released the Summer League roster for their team that will participate in the Salt Lake City Summer League,= and then the Las Vegas Summer League.
The team will be coached by Spurs assistant coach Mitch Johnson.
Here are some notable players on the roster.
Devin Vassell – Vassell was one of the rare rookies for the Spurs last season who ended up being part of the rotation off the bench. While he was mainly a spot-up shooter in his rookie season on offense, and really helped the team off-the-ball on defense, it’ll be interesting to see if the coaching staff expands his role in these Summer League games.
Tre Jones – Jones played spot minutes last season when a game was already decided. This could be a big Summer League for him since Patty Mills is an unrestricted free agent. If Mills signs elsewhere, Jones could be the Spurs’ backup point guard on opening night.
“They didn’t get Summer League,” said Coach Mitch Johnson of Vassell, Jones, and all NBA rookies last season because of the unusual circumstances.
“We take time to develop our rookies and not have to throw them in the fire,” said Coach Johnson of the Spurs’ unusual path with rookies, but, for Vassell, he had to play in the rotation early on last season.
Joshua Primo – The Spurs recently drafted Primo with the 12th pick in the NBA Draft Thursday.…