Over the past several days, the San Antonio Spurs have made several roster updates ahead of the NBA season. The team has waived several players including center Tyler Zeller and two-way players Cam Reynolds. In addition, they signed former University of Virginia standout, London Perrantes, but have now waived him as well. However, Reynolds and Perrantes could still have a future with the Spurs.
Spurs Waive Zeller, Reynolds Has G-League Potential
The Spurs decided to trim down the roster a bit with their latest moves, as both big men were additions this past year. Tyler Zeller is a 7-footer who has bounced around the league in his 10 seasons. Since his arrival in 2012-13, he’s played for the Cavaliers, Celtics, Nets, Bucks, Hawks, and Grizzlies.
Per an NBA report, Zeller joined San Antonio this past June. He participated in two games during the NBA restart, playing only two minutes total. He holds career averages of 6.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game. Tyler is the brother of fellow NBA big man Cody Zeller, who is part of the Charlotte Hornets roster.
Tyler Zeller was on a non-guaranteed contract for $2.4 million with the Spurs. By removing him from the roster, it reportedly puts San Antonio $1.4 million under the luxury tax. So they may not add any more players in order to keep things that way.
As far as Cameron Reynolds, he’s had a lot less experience playing in the league. The 6-foot-7 shooting guard made his NBA debut back in March 2019 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He played in just 19 games, averaging five points, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.7 assists in about 13 minutes per game.
While Zeller is officially removed from the Spurs’ roster, Cam Reynolds may not be. He recently signed an Exhibit 10 contract, similar to UVA standout London Perrantes. That could keep Reynolds with the Spurs’ G-League affiliate team, the Austin Spurs.
Spurs Signed London Perrantes to Exhibit 10 Contract, Then Waived Him
San Antonio performed a similar move with London Perrantes as they did with Cam Reynolds. The team recently signed Perrantes to an Exhibit 10 contract, but based on the NBA’s transaction page, they have since waived him. That said, he could still end up part of the roster at some point.
Perrantes is a former 6-foot-2 UVA point guard who played in the NBA back in 2017-8 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. During that time, he played in just 14 games with the team. He had a total of seven points, five assists, four rebounds, two blocks, and a steal over the course of those games with just a 15.4 field goal percentage.
It’s mentioned that an Exhibit 10 Contract offers an incentive to stay with a team’s affiliate squad. A player can choose to stick with the NBA team’s G League Affiliate for 60 days and earn a $50,000 bonus.
However, Perrantes finished his most recent season as a member of Capital City, meaning the Austin Spurs would have to make a trade to bring him onto their roster. Should Perrantes opt to leave for an overseas team, he wouldn’t be able to claim the bonus.
Meanwhile, reports indicate the recent roster moves have trimmed the San Antonio Spurs‘ roster to just 14 players with a pair of two-way players. The Spurs’ NBA season officially begins on Wednesday, December 23 with a game against the Memphis Grizzlies.