The San Antonio Spurs roster could look drastically different next season. Some familiar faces will likely be gone.
Longtime Spurs point guard Tony Parker has signed with the Charlotte Hornets. Of course, there is the ongoing Kawhi Leonard saga and the likelihood he will be gone before the start of the new season.
Now, small forward Kyle Anderson, another Spurs veteran, appears to be leaving town.
Anderson, who has played the last four seasons in San Antonio, is a restricted free agent. He has signed a four-year, $37.5 million offer sheet from the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Spurs can match that offer and retain Anderson, but that doesn’t look like it will happen.
Beat writer Jabari Young says the Spurs are “unlikely” to bring back Anderson.
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) July 8, 2018
The 24-year-old Anderson had his best season as a pro in 2017-18. He moved into the Spurs’ starting lineup, starting 67 games.
In 74 appearances, Anderson averaged a career-high 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He’s not known for his scoring and he’s painfully slow, but Anderson is a terrific passer, a smart, savvy defender and has excellent size.
It looks like he will take his budding career to Memphis in 2018-19, unless San Antonio changes its mind at the last minute.