Manu Ginobili will be joined by two fellow Argentines in training camp with the Spurs adding 23-year-old swingman Patricio Garino and 26-year-old guard Nicolas Laprovittola. The latter, who played with Lietuvos Rytas of Lithuania and Estudiantes of Spain last season, recently discussed how this opportunity with San Antonio came to be with https://t.co/k09yah3O3U. “During the Olympic Games, I was under the impression I could have a tryout in the NBA,” Laprovittola said. “After Rio, I got away a bit but the chance with the Spurs came up. It was perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I took it even if it involved putting European options on the side, but I wanted to take advantage of it. I have nothing guaranteed, I come for a tryout but that’s what I decided and I’m looking forward to it.”
July 30, 2021 | 12:22 am EDT Update
Tom Orsborn: Primo on what the combine did for him: “I was being looked at early second round before the combine, and it kind of jumped (me) into late first round.” Spurs took him at No. 12, which Primo admitted caught him off guard.
July 30, 2021 | 12:14 am EDT Update
Andrew Greif: Housekeeping notes to confirm and add: The second-round pick the Clippers sent NYK to get Keon Johnson was Detroit’s 2024. In the Jason Preston deal, the Clippers are sending Orlando a 2026 second-rounder from Detroit.