Spurs add 3 to training camp rosterPosted by Inside Hoops
The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have signed free agents Desmon Farmer, Devin Green and Darryl Watkins. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Farmer, a 6-5 guard, spent last season playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA Development League. He appeared in 33 games, averaging 24.7 points (ranked second in the D-League), 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 38.3 minutes. He shot .473 (260-550) from the field, .418 (89-213) from three-point range and .840 (205-244) from the line. The former USC Trojan started 2006-07 season with the Seattle Sonics seeing action in eight games and averaging 1.6 points and 1.1 assists in 4.0 minutes before being waived in January. He spent the rest of the season with the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League, averaging 19.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 32.8 minutes in 32 games. He spent all of the 2005-06 season with the 66ers. For his career Farmer has played in 88 D-League games, averaging 16.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 29.8 minutes. In four seasons with the Trojans he averaged 13.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 121 games.
Green, a 6-7 swingman, played on the Spurs summer league teams in Las Vegas and at the Rocky Mountain Revue in Salt Lake City. He averaged 10.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 25.7 minutes while shooting .522 (12-23) from the field in three games in Las Vegas. At the Rocky Mountain Revue, Green appeared in four games, averaging 10.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.25 steals in 28.0 minutes. Last season he split time with the L.A. Defenders in the D-League and Siviglia Wear Teramo of the Italian SerieA League. Green played in 24 games for the Defenders averaging 16.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 34.9 minutes while shooting .489 (153-313) from the field, .333 (20-60) from three-point range and .791 (68-86) from the foul line. He saw action in 11 games for Sivglia averaging 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.4 minutes. During the 2005-06 season Green appeared in 27 games for the L.A. Lakers averaging 0.9 points in 5.0 minutes. Green played four seasons at Hampton University and averaged 14.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in 123 games.
Watkins spent part of the 2007-08 season with the Sacramento Kings averaging 1.3 and 1.3 rebounds in 7.9 minutes in nine games before being waived on 12/10. The 6-11 center then joined the L.A. Defenders of the D-League. He saw action in 18 games, including 16 starts, averaging 4.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in 19.8 minutes. Midway through the season he was traded to the Iowa Energy where he played in 22 games, averaging 8.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in 22.4 minutes. For the season Watkins played in a combined 40 games, averaging 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 20.1 minutes while shooting .523 (112-214) from the field and .654 (53-81) from the line. Watkins played four seasons at Syracuse University averaging 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.48 blocks in 106 career games.
The Spurs roster now stands at 17.