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Spurs news: Rookies signed, Sochan injury update, Summer League postgame sound and more

"Blake Wesley and Josh Primo are the modern-day guards," said Summer League coach Mitch Johnson.

SAN ANTONIO — The 2022 San Antonio Spurs Summer League squad got their schedule going, and there is more movement in the organization's roster. 

Let's catch you up on some recent Spurs news that you may have missed.


The Spurs announced recently that rookies Jeremy Sochan and Malaki Branham have signed their NBA contracts.

According to the NBA, the team signed Branham to the rookie scale and according to "Spotrac," Sochan also signed at the Rookie Scale (four years at $23.05 million)


During the Spurs-Cavaliers Summer League game, it was reported on NBA TV that team rookie Sochan was out due to a hamstring injury in addition to being in the NBA health and safety protocols.

Coach Mitch Johnson was asked about that report after the game against Cleveland and he clarified, saying the injury was pre-NBA Draft and not recent.

"I think that was something prior to the [NBA] Draft," Johnson said.


The team also announced they waived forward Danilo Gallinari. He is expected to join the Celtics.

Gallinari was acquired along with three future first-round draft picks and the rights to a first-round pick swap from Atlanta on June 30.


The Spurs got their Las Vegas Summer League 2022 going with a loss to the Cavaliers, 99-90.

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Branham scored 15 points, and Wesley added 20 points and six assists. Josh Primo recorded 20 points and five assists while Darius Days poured in 11 points in the loss.

Following the game, Wesley and coach Johnson spoke about getting game one in Las Vegas under their collective belt courtesy of the Spurs.

San Antonio will next face the Golden State Warriors Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. on NBA TV.

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