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Spurs Signing Charles Bassey to Two-Way Contract

Isaiah De Los Santos
The San Antonio Spurs are signing center Charles Bassey to a two-way contract.
The San Antonio Spurs are signing center Charles Bassey to a two-way contract. / (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The San Antonio Spurs begin the 2022-23 season expected to be near the bottom of the standings. This rebuilding team will put an emphasis on developing its youth this year as R.C. Buford and company turn their eye toward the future.

A few games into the season, San Antonio is deciding to take a flier on a recent second-round pick.

The Spurs are signing center Charles Bassey, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. He'll be brought in on a two-way deal, which allows the team to see what he's got without committing to anything long term.

Bassey was the No. 53 overall selection in the 2021 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He appeared in 23 games for Philadelphia as a rookie, averaging 3.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocks across 7.3 minutes per game. The Western Kentucky product also logged three appearances for the 76ers during last year's playoffs.

At 6-foot-11, Bassey provides a depth option off the bench with size that San Antonio is lacking. Jakob Poeltl (7-1), Zach Collins (6-11) and Gorgui Dieng (6-10) are the only players taller than 6-foot-9 currently on the Spurs' roster.

San Antonio has started the year off with a 2-1 record, defeating the 76ers and Indiana Pacers. They'll look to keep things going on Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds project the Spurs as big 8-point underdogs in that matchup.

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