The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled forward Luka Samanic and guard Tre Jones from the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League. Samanic and Jones have helped Austin start the season with a 6-1 record, which is currently tied for the most wins in the league.
Samanic averaged 21.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 32.8 minutes over six games played – one of only five players in the NBA G League averaging at least 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds. The second-year forward is currently sixth in the NBA G League in scoring and posted a double-double in five of his six appearances, including a season-high 29 points to go along 12 rebounds against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Feb. 18.
Jones averaged 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and an NBA G League-leading 9.7 assists in 31.3 minutes over seven games played. Jones put up a season-high 30 points to go along with 11 assists against the Erie Bayhawks on Feb. 13 and is the only player in the G League so far this season to total over 100 points and 50 assists.
San Antonio last played on Sunday, February 14 — a 122-110 win over the Charlotte Hornets — before a bout of COVID-19 struck the team, with four positive tests and contact tracing leaving them without enough available players over the next four games. As of now, the Spurs’ next scheduled game is on Wednesday in Oklahoma City to close the Rodeo Road Trip. They will then return home for four straight games before the All Star break.