The Spurs have one roster spot left, besides the training camp invites they've made recently, and although they still have a qualifying offer out to Aron Baynes, that doesn't mean they're just sitting around waiting for Banger to come back home to San Antone. According to Mark Stein, the Spurs have cast their eye on Gustavo Ayon.
Interesting rumble just dribbled in on eve of FIBA World Cup: Reigning champs San Antonio have registered interest in Mexico's Gustavo Ayon— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 29, 2014
I'm not sure what it looks like when a rumble dribbles, but it's not the end of the world for the Aussie, because:
Spurs, I'm told, still determined to re-sign Aussie C Aron Baynes but also like Mexico's Ayon, who's among top free agents in FIBA World Cup— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 29, 2014
In the last four years, Ayon has played for four teams -- New Orleans, Milwaukee, Orlando, and Atlanta -- and averaged between 5.9 and 3.6 points per game and in between 13.3 and 20.1 minutes a game.
In years past, the Spurs have made it a practice to enter the season with at least one roster spot available. But perhaps this year they'll tip off opening night with a full 15 players under contract.
We'll bring you more information as it's available.