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Spurs Assign Thomas to Toros

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 -- The San Antonio Spurs today assigned rookie forward Malcolm Thomas to the Austin Toros, the Spursí NBA D-League affiliate. The assignment marks the 31st time an NBA player has been assigned to his NBA D-League affiliate during the 2011-12 season and is the second assignment for Thomas this season. He was originally assigned from the Los Angeles Lakers to the L.A. D-Fenders on Dec. 17, before being waived by the Lakers on Dec. 22.

Thomas, who earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the Spurs from the D-Fenders on Jan. 11, has appeared in three games for San Antonio this season, pulling down three rebounds and scoring one point in 15 minutes. Prior to his Call-Up, Thomas played in six games with the D-Fenders, averaging 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds.

San Antonio fans can stay in step with Thomas, who is expected to join the Toros today and be available when the team hosts the Rio Grande Valley Vipers tomorrow, by logging onto nba.com/futurecast to watch all of Austinís games live, online, for free.