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Report: The Spurs sign Keita Bates-Diop to a two-year contract

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San Antonio brings back a former Buckeye as they continue reshaping their roster before the season begins.

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The San Antonio Spurs have re-signed fourth-year small forward Keita Bates-Diop to a two-year contract, per a report from ESPN Senior Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

PATFO tendered Bates-Diop a qualifying offer in late July that made him a restricted free agent. Although there are no details on how much money his new deal is worth, it likely won’t exceed the veteran minimum.

Keita played sparingly throughout his first stint with the Silver and Black, appearing in just 30 contests, with the majority of his minutes coming in blowouts or during San Antonio’s lengthy bout with COVID-19.

The Spurs now have 17 players signed to NBA contracts, and they must part ways with two of them by the end of October 18 to meet the league-mandated 15-man roster. They also have one two-way contract available.

San Antonio Spurs Roster

  1. Dejounte Murray
  2. Derrick White
  3. Lonnie Walker IV
  4. Jakob Poeltl
  5. Drew Eubanks
  6. Keldon Johnson
  7. Luka Samanic
  8. Devin Vassell
  9. Tre Jones
  10. Josh Primo
  11. Thaddeus Young
  12. Al-Farouq Aminu
  13. Jock Landale
  14. Zach Collins
  15. Doug McDermott
  16. Bryn Forbes
  17. Keita Bates-Diop

Two-Way Contracts

  1. Joe Wieskamp
  2. Vacant

The 25-year-old wing averaged 2.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game for San Antonio a season ago. Despite an erratic role and sparse minutes, the Ohio State product flashed two-way utility as a depth insurance piece.