The trade deadline has passed, but the Spurs aren’t done making moves. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, they have waived forward Stanely Johsnson so he can go find a spot on a contender.
The San Antonio Spurs are releasing forward Stanley Johnson, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Johnson had a strong stint for the Spurs this season, shooting 45 percent from 3-point range, and will now look to join a postseason contender.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 12, 2023
It’s worth noting that Johnson was ineligible to be traded since a player has to be with a team for three months before he can be traded, and Johnson signed with the Spurs in mid-December. He almost instantly brought a new level of energy to the bench, averaging 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists on a career high 45% shooting from three in 30 games. He will definitely be a useful piece to a contending team.
This leaves the Spurs with an open roster spot to claim another player off the waivers — cough, Boban Marjan — or (again) promote someone like two-way player Charles Bassey up to a guaranteed contract. We’ll see what happens, but in the meantime, a big thank you to Stanley, and good luck in the future!