Spurs waive Argentinian guard Nico Laprovittola

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After a strong performance at the Olympics in Rio, the Spurs decided to give Argentine Nico Laprovittola a shot to make the roster. And he did, the Spurs saw the 26-year-old point guard as someone who could give them depth at the position and fit in with their international team.

That didn’t pan out. On Tuesday, the Spurs waived Laprovittola, who had gotten in 18 games for the team, averaging less than 10 minutes a game, but was struggling to adapt to the NBA game.

Why make the move now? Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports explains.

The Spurs are 25-6 and the second-seeded team in the West, but there are questions about how far this roster can go in the playoffs against more athletic opponents (such as Golden State or the Clippers if healthy). Expect them to look at some moves as the trade deadline approaches, but where they stand is also still very good.