Head coach Matt Nielsen says Quinndary Weatherspoon will play with the Austin Spurs on Saturday in their regular-season finale versus the G League Ignite.
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The second-year guard arrived in Orlando on Tuesday morning after San Antonio assigned him to the G League earlier that same day.
Weatherspoon has now cleared the mandatory 48-hour quarantine period and can officially partake in team activities such as games and practices.
Weatherspoon has only participated in five contests this season after undergoing knee surgery in the offseason and was one of five players sidelined by health and safety protocols in February following four positive COVID-19 tests within the organization.
Quinndary’s latest appearance came against the Hawks nearly a month ago when he took the court for ten minutes of garbage time basketball, and the Spurs haven’t had room for him within their regular rotation.
Luka Samanic, Tre Jones, and Robert Woodard II recently received NBA promotions, and the trio has left a combined 47.3 field goal attempts per game in their wake.
The former second-rounder was Austin’s fifth-leading scorer last season, but the above absences should give him a legitimate opportunity to operate as the undisputed go-to-guy.
What better opponent to showcase his skills than the Ignite, who own a roster filled with proven NBA veterans like Jarrett Jack and Amir Johnson, and prep-to-pro superstars like Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga?
Although the Spurs have already punched their ticket into the G League playoffs, the Ignite come into Saturday night needing a win to join them, so expect a high-intensity matchup.