Why the San Antonio Spurs Signed Cameron Reynolds

The San Antonio Spurs have signed Cameron Reynolds to a ten-day contract. Reynolds was with the team during training camp and preseason play. After that, he played for the Austin Spurs in the G League. In 14 games with Austin, Reynolds averaged 16.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 41.2% from the floor and 33.7% from three-point range.

San Antonio signed him for a couple of reasons. First of all, the Spurs need wing depth right now. Lonnie Walker IV has been sidelined recently with a wrist injury and Keita Bates-Diop has missed the last seven games after suffering a hamstring injury. While Walker and Bates-Diop could be back relatively soon, signing Reynolds to a ten-day contract gives the team some extra depth in a position of need.

Secondly, the timing is now right. Going into the trade deadline, the Spurs had an extra roster spot. That spot gave the Spurs flexibility in trades. In fact, we saw that flexibility play out when the Spurs were able to complete the trade for Marquese Chriss without sending any player on their roster back to the Golden State Warriors.

What can the Spurs Expect from Cameron Reynolds

Reynolds is a 6-foot-7, 225-pound swingman. He can play shooting guard, small forward and — in a pinch — even a bit of power forward in today’s NBA. He has good size and a smooth left-handed stroke. 

The fact that Reynolds has experience in the system is also a plus. Not only did he play for the Spurs in the preseason and then for Austin, last year he played for Spurs CEO RC Buford’s son, Chase Buford, in the G League. With the Wisconsin Herd, Reynolds helped lead the team to a 33-10 record. In 38 games, he averaged 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, while hitting 40.2% of his shots from the field and 34.4% of his three-point attempts.

Additionally, Reynolds is a willing three-point shooter. Considering that the Spurs are 27th in the league in three-pointers attempted per possession, that’s a trait San Antonio could certainly utilize. 

What’s Cameron Reynolds’ future with the Spurs?

Most likely, the Spurs will sign him to a pair of ten-day contracts. After that point, they will have to decide whether or not to sign him for the rest of the season. If he impresses, the Spurs could even opt to sign him to a multi-year contract.