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Kyle Anderson assigned to the Austin Spurs

It's probably the first of many assignments

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Kyle Anderson has received his first D-League assignment. Here's the official press release:


SAN ANTONIO (November 23, 2014) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League.

This will mark Anderson’s first assignment to Austin this season. The former UCLA Bruin has appeared in six games this season for San Antonio, averaging 1.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per contest.

Anderson will be available when Austin hosts the Santa Cruz Warriors this afternoon at 3 p.m. inside the Cedar Park Center.

This is not surprising. Anderson needs playing time to develop and he won't get it with the big team this season. The Austin Spurs run the same sets Pop runs in San Antonio and getting reps will help Anderson adapt. The Spurs are not playing until Wednesday, so expect this to be a short term assignment that simply takes advantage of the schedule and for Kyle to be back with the team soon. Once Splitter heals, however, Anderson will likely be spending most of his time in the D-League.

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Update: Anderson played 41 minutes and finished the game with 18 points in 16 shots, 11 rebounds, six assists (one turnover), two steals and a blocked shot.

The Austin Spurs don't play again until November 30, so expect Anderson to be recalled imminently. You can watch the game here, as the D-League provides archived copies of all games online for free.