SAN ANTONIO (March 3, 2023) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have claimed forward Sandro Mamukelashvili (ma-MOO-kell-osh-VEE-lee) off waivers. In addition, Mamukelashvili has been converted to a standard NBA contract and the team has waived Isaiah Roby. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
Mamukelashvili, 6-10/240, most recently played with the Milwaukee Bucks on a two-way contract before being waived on March 1. This season, he appeared in 24 games with the Bucks, averaging 2.4 points and 2.3 rebounds, also seeing action in 11 G League games with the Wisconsin Herd and posting averages of 19.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 30.6 minutes.
From Tbilisi, Georgia, Mamukelashvili was selected in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft (54th overall) by the Indiana Pacers before being traded to the Bucks on draft night. Prior to the NBA, he spent four years at Seton Hall (2017-21), where he earned 2021 Big East Co-Player of the Year. The former Pirate averaged 9.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 23.7 minutes in 104 career games.
Roby appeared in 42 games for the Spurs, averaging 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 18.9 minutes after being claimed off waivers by San Antonio on July 5, 2022.
Mamukelashvili will wear No. 54 for the Silver and Black.
The Spurs roster now stands at 17 players.