The San Antonio Spurs signed two players to the roster after multiple players on their roster entered the League’s health and safety protocols on Tuesday.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs are signing Tyler Johnson and Anthony Lamb to 10-day hardship contracts.
The pair of signings come on the back of several Spurs pers entering health and safety protocols on Thursday. Wojnarowski reported that Keldon Johnson, Derrick White, Devin Vassell, Thaddeus Young, Lonnie Walker IV, and Doug McDermott have all been placed in COVID-19 protocols.
As a short-term replacement, Johnson has seven years of NBA experience with four different teams. Johnson most recently suited up for the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this season, playing in three games and scoring 11 total points.
Johnson’s best years came with the Miami Heat, where he played in 257 games over five seasons and averaged 11 points per game. Over his career, Johnson has averaged 9.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns, 76ers, and Heat.
Lamb will be involved in his second NBA season after going undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. Lamb played four seasons at the University of Vermont. He averaged 16.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game his senior season and won the American East Conference Player of the Year twice.
In his lone season in the League, Lamb played 24 games with the Houston Rockets, starting three of them, and averaging 5.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Lamb was waived by the Rockets before the 2021-22 season began.
These absences come at a difficult time for San Antonio, as they currently sit 10th overall in the Western Conference, the final play-in spot, with a record of 15-22, just a half-game up on the Sacramento Kings (16-24).