With only two regular season games left, and with the intention of giving their regulars some needed rest, the San Antonio Spurs have decided to fill up their roster.
They recall rookie Cory Joseph from the Austin Toros and plans to sign swingman Derrick Byars. (Hat tip: Pounding The Rock)
Byars, a former second round pick and venerable D-League veteran, was with the Miami Heat early this season before returning to Bakersfield.
The 6-foot-7 swingman averaged 15.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 25 games for a loaded Bakersfield squad this season.
Bakersfield is 12-6 with him in the starting lineup, as he focuses on picking his spots on offense while using his NBA body to play solid defense. Byars has played a total of 15 preseason games since being selected with the 42nd pick in the 2007 NBA Draft with the Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat.
Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns could be an opportunity for him to play his first regular season action in the NBA. Hopefully he gets a real chance to showcase his talent.
Joseph on the other hand, has seen action in 27 games for the Spurs this season, and has averaged 13.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.29 steals in 13 regular season games with Austin.
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