August 12, 2022

The San Antonio Spurs officially announced their 2022 Las Vegas Summer League roster earlier today.

While there are undoubtedly some unknown names among this group, there are several noteworthy perspectives that fans should look out for when dressing up in Sin City.

Josh Prime: Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Anderson, Bryn Forbes, Lonnie Walker IV and Tre Jones have experimented with the featured option treatment in recent summer leagues in preparation for bigger roles with the NBA club. Josh Primo is the logical choice to take on the scoring duties in Las Vegas this year, and he should have the greenest lights to throw any shot he pleases.

Joe Wieskamp: The second-year sharpshooter struggled to earn minutes for an average Spurs side during his rookie campaign, but this could be his best opportunity to display the developmental progress he has made over the course of his career. three months since the end of last season. Joe Wieskamp will also become an unrestricted free agent if San Antonio does not offer a qualifying offer by Wednesday.

Robert Woodard II: Spurs fans might recognize Robert Woodard II for his time on assignment with the Austin Spurs in the G League a few years ago. The forward hooping combo was selected a pick ahead of Tre Jones in 2020, but he never found a way to break into Sacramento’s rotation. San Antonio signed him to a two-way deal late last season, and this may be his last chance to prove he belongs in the NBA.

DJ Stewart Jr.: The Silver and Black also signed Stewart to a two-way deal once they converted Joe Wieskamp and Devontae Cacok to standard deals in the final leg of last season. The six-six shooter is likely hoping to earn another shot at staying in the league. Much like his former Mississippi State teammate Robert Woodard II, he has to show exceptional skill that makes him a reliable player.

The Rookies: Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham and Blake Wesley are on a stacked Summer League roster that should provide them with competition for a few minutes. Each signing brings something different to the table, but Spurs fans should be delighted to get their first taste of what they can do on the pitch. Branham and Sochan will likely start for head coach Mitch Johnson. Wesley is a joker, but he’s the most electric of the bunch.

Dominique Barlow: San Antonio reportedly signed Dominick Barlow to a two-way deal right after the draft ended, and he could become one hell of an asset down the line. While the fundamentals of the game are still being worked out for the 19-year-old striker, his projectable three-point shot, versatile defensive profile and unique fluid mobility make him one of the best long-term draft players. of this class. .

Jordan Room: It’s legitimately baffling how Jordan Hall ended up in the undrafted free agent market. He’s the only player to average at least 10 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game over the past two college hoops seasons, and he’s done so while shooting about 36% on three over 280 attempts. . The six-to-eight point forward is an absolute steal who should be in contention for San Antonio’s latest two-way contract.

Darius Days: Despite being something of a three-four between the positions, Darius Days is one of the most NBA-ready prospects on this list. The 23-year-old forward can stretch the ground, defend either frontcourt and big wing points, roll up offensive boards and finish plays in transition. His upside is probably negligible, but he could have a long career coming off the bench for a handful of competitive teams.

Spurs have named Mitch Johnson as head coach for the second consecutive year. Matt Nielsen, Darius Songaila and Petar Bozic headline a long list of assistants and guest coaches.

Above is the official Summer League schedule from Las Vegas to San Antonio. The Silver and Black kick off against the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 8 at 4:00 p.m. CT. You can watch this game on NBA TV.