The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard/forward Malik Hairston. Per team policy terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6-6, 220-pound Hairston split the season between San Antonio and the Austin Toros, the Spurs affiliate in the NBA Development League. In 15 games with the Spurs, Hairston averaged 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.3 minutes. Hairston also appeared in 30 games for the Toros where he was third in the D-League in scoring with 22.9 points per game. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 41.3 minutes and was named All-D-League Honorable Mention.
The former Oregon Duck spent the 2008 training camp with San Antonio where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in six preseason games. He was waived by the Spurs on 10/26. Hairston was selected by Phoenix Suns with the 48th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He was acquired by San Antonio from Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to Goran Dragic.
One of our second round draft picks from last year. He can play both the 2 and the 3. He didn't show much last year in his time with the Spurs, but hopefully he can continue to develop. He does give us another youthful wing player.