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Kyle Anderson assigned to Austin Spurs

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Is this just a quick trip up to the capitol like last time, or will it be a longer stay.

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Per the press release the San Antonio Spurs just sent out:

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Kyle Anderson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League. This is Anderson's second assignment to Austin this season. In his lone appearance with Spurs, he posted a double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in 41 minutes in Austin's 110-105 victory vs. Santa Cruz Warriors on Nov. 23. The former UCLA Bruin has appeared in 27 games this season for San Antonio, averaging 2.6 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per contest.

This is what we expected for Anderson at the beginning of the season. Either a steady string of quick assignments to the Spurs' D-League team, or a few longer stays on a squad that would allow the rookie to do more than play spot minutes. Of course, with all of the injuries the Spurs suffered, it didn't turn out that way.

Now that everyone but Belinelli is back in uniform, we'll see where Kyle spends the majority of his time. He's proved that he can hang at this level, the only question is development and opportunity: two things he'll most definitely get in Austin.