The Spurs have bolstered their frontcourt depth with the addition of 6-9 forward Malcolm Thomas on Tuesday. The 25-year-old has bounced around between the D-League, NBA and a few international teams, and it appears his recent play for the Los Angeles D-Fenders (see below) was enough to merit a call-up from San Antonio.
Thomas is a familiar face both to the Spurs organization and their D-League affiliate, the Toros. He will now be re-united with not only his former NBA team but also his fellow San Diego State Aztec, Kawhi Leonard.
Here's the press release:
SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 3, 2013) - The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Malcolm Thomas. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
Thomas, 6-9/225, most recently played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. Through two games this season, Thomas was averaging a league-best 33.5 points and 15.5 rebounds.
The San Diego State product previously saw action in three games for the Spurs during the 2011-12 season. He has also suited up for the Chicago Bulls (2012-13) and the Golden State Warriors (2012-13) during his NBA career. In 15 career NBA games, the Missouri native has averaged 1.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in 4.8 minutes.
In addition to the D-Fenders (2011-12, 2012-14), Thomas has played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2011-12), Austin Toros (2011-12) and the Santa Cruz Warriors (2012-13) of the NBA Development League. In 29 career D-League games, he holds averages of 14.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.17 blocks in 33.3 minutes.
Internationally, Thomas has played for Mobis Phoebus of the Korean Basketball League (2011-12) and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel (2012-13).
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