SAN ANTONIO – Former Great Falls CMR star Josh Huestis has been invited to San Antonio Spurs training camp, according to a report from Fred Katz of MassLive.com.
Huestis has been working out with the Spurs this summer after three seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and was recently photographed at their facility in San Antonio.
According to Katz, Huestis hasn’t yet signed an Exhibit 10 contract with San Antonio which would secure him one of 20 training camp roster spots with the Spurs and allow him the option to report to their G-League affiliate if he is waived before the regular season. But he plans on continuing to work out in San Antonio.
NBA teams begin training camps on Sept. 25. Teams are allowed to have 20 players on their roster in the offseason but can only carry 15 in the regular season. The Spurs have only 13 guaranteed contracts on their roster, which could leave room to add more before the regular season begins on Oct. 15.
Huestis appeared in 69 games last season and averaged 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds over three years in Oklahoma City. The Thunder declined his fourth-year player option in October of 2017, leaving Huestis as a free agent for the first time in his career.
After winning two Class AA state championships and earning two Gatorade player of the year honors with the CMR Rustlers, Huestis played four years at Stanford, where he is still the program leader in blocks.
He was drafted by the Thunder with the 29th pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft but played in the NBA’s developmental league as a rookie before signing a contract with the Thunder in 2015.