Spurs signed Eric Dawson to 10-day contract


The San Antonio Spurs called up Eric Dawson from Austin and signed him to a 10-day contract (Photo via Spurs Nation)

As reported by Tim Griffin of Spurs Nation, former Sam Houston standout Eric Dawson has signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs, joining them from the Austin Toros.

Dawson, a bullish 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward, has played in 18 games with the Toros this season, averaging 15.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.7 blocked shots and 1.3 steals in 29.3 minutes. He ranks second in the D-League with 13 double-double and has scored 20 points three times.

This move should give the Spurs additional inside help they try to overcome Tiago Splitter’s injury, who strained his right calf in the Spurs’ 103-100 overtime victory at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.

Dawson, 27, attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, where he was named a Division II Second Team All-American in 2007 and earned Lone Star Conference first-team honors in 2006 and 2007. He holds the school’s career record with 170 blocked shots.

He has spent the last five seasons with the Toros.

In 67 career games with them, Thomas has averaged 11.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.18 blocks. His professional career also has included stints with professional teams in Slovenia, Japan, South Korea and the Dominican Republic.

This move should provide the Spurs with immediate depth at frontcourt heading into tonight’s game as they gun for their 11th straight win when they visit the Utah Jazz.

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6 thoughts on “Spurs signed Eric Dawson to 10-day contract

  1. Excellent move by the Spurs, this guy could be a monster inside the paint and could be a great fit. If he plays well while Tiago is out, the Spurs should keep him for the rest of the season.

  2. Don’t know much about this Dawson guy, but his stay with the Toros should help him fit right in with the Spurs. My only concern is that he is undersized for his position at 6’9″.

    The Spurs better start looking for 7-footers to add height and length on the roster.

  3. It’s not easy to find quality bigs right now, but from what I saw in Austin, Dawson could stay longer with the Spurs if his game translate into the NBA.

  4. The typical prototype player we usually get. Questions are is he a band-aid? Is he another guy that the Spurs are just going to have riding the bench? You know what I say use him or lose him. So I hope he gets a chance. What I have seen of him when I’ve watch the Austin Toro’s play he is better then Thomas that just got waived, he seems to take up more room and is always a the right place and time to make a play for the ball. The rest are questions?

    • Eric Dawson is a nice player, and he is not afraid to mix it up inside, right now we need able bodies to throw in the court. I’m not sure if he is ready for the next level but his knowledge of the Spurs system will be helpful.

      Depending on the situation/outcome of the game tomorrow against Portland, I think we could see some playing time for Dawson.

      Duncan has logged 41 minutes and 38 minutes in the team’s previous two games.

      Again, thanks for the comments and reads everyone!

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