The Spurs have had their eyes on Nicolas Laprovittola since the Rio Olympics, where he was Argentina’s backup point guard.
They got their man, Laprovittola has signed a deal to come to camp for the Spurs and compete for the 15th and final roster spot available, his agent said on Twitter, via the San Antonio Express-News (and confirmed later by Marc Stein of ESPN).
Agent Carlos Prunes said via Twitter that Laprovittola “will participate in the preseason of the Spurs” and is scheduled to travel with Garino to San Antonio this weekend.
Laprovittola averaged 8.2 points per game on 35 percent shooting in Rio, hitting 33 percent from three. He had 21 points against Spain on 5-of-14 shooting because he got to the line 11 times.
I was more impressed with Argentina’s starting point guard Facundo Campazzo in Rio. However, the Spurs have been so good identifying and developing diamonds in the rough we will wait and see how things go with Laprovittola.
That will be three Argentinians in camp for the Spurs. Of course there is the legend Manu Ginobili, plus they are bringing in rookie forward Patricio Garino.