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Spurs claim Isaiah Roby off waivers

Oklahoma City Thunder v Portland Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 28: Isaiah Roby #22 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 28, 2022 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Oklahoma City believed in Isaiah Roby enough to pay him a little more than the league minimum last season, and he responded averaging 10.1 points and 4.8 rebounds a game and showing the ability to hit the 3 (44%, but on a low volume).

Roby showed promise, but with three new first-round draft picks coming in, the Thunder decided to waive the young wing. Roby didn’t get far into the waiver process before the San Antonio Spurs snapped him up.

Roby showed some promise and more polish than many of the other young forwards in Oklahoma City last season, but with the Thunder more focused on player development of their younger picks, Roby often saw those other players get more run while he was passed over.

Roby is a quality pickup for a team trying to develop players. With Roby and the signing of Gorgui Dieng, the Spurs have filled out their front court and filled up their roster to 15 (once all their draft picks are officially signed).