Of all free agents this offseason, Jacob Poeltl elicits perhaps the widest range of responses. Many liked what he brought but had concerns about his ceiling. Some believed he could play a bigger role as a starter while others think he might be strongest coming off the bench in spurts. Still others believed his return to the Spurs had a cap that once surpassed should exclude him from returning.
Poeltl has made it clear he wants to be a starter, but has not given the Spurs any sort of ultimatum to force his hand. He has signed a decent contract which will allow all parties to smile. He didn’t ask too much, he didn’t hold out for more money or try and create a bidding scenario, and he will have enough time to show exactly where his basketball IQ is taking him.
Of all the Spurs offseason acquisitions, I am most grateful that Jakob Poeltl is returning.
“I'm getting a chance to be that guy here for our team and putting up a lot of minutes and just trying to get better."— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 25, 2020
From growing up in Austria to cultivating his role in the league, Jakob’s journey is still in the making. This is his Spurs Story.@FrostBank | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/1x8Zu5I877
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