As the San Antonio Spurs continue to re-tool with a young team, they’ve committed another roster spot to a rising forward. As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Keita Bates-Diop has agreed to a new two-year deal with the Spurs.
Last season, Bates-Diop played with the Spurs on a two-way deal. He played in 30 games with the team, averaging 2.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per contest.
Still just 25 years old, Bates-Diop is a former second-round pick selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves. A versatile forward who can play multiple positions, he’ll get a real opportunity to get playing time this season on a full-time NBA contract.
San Antonio is clearly entering a rebuild and is looking to put together a roster with promising players like Bates-Diop.