Spurs Sign Garrett Temple

SAN ANTONIO, March 23, 2010 – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Garrett Temple. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

San Antonio is Temple’s third NBA team this season. He also saw time with the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. In two games with the Spurs, Temple has averaged 5.5 points in 17.0 minutes. On the season he has appeared in 16 games and is averaging 4.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in 10.9 minutes. He was originally signed to a 10-day contract by San Antonio on 3/13.

The 6-6, 190-pound Temple was signed as an undrafted free agent by Houston on 9/22. He averaged 2.5 points in four preseason games with the Rockets before being waived on 10/21. Temple was allocated to Rio Grande Valley on 11/4 and averaged 14.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 30 games with the Vipers. He signed his first of two 10-day contracts with Houston on 2/8. In nine games with the Rockets he averaged 5.0 points and 1.6 rebounds in 13.1 minutes. On 3/3 Temple signed a 10-day contract with Sacramento. He averaged 2.2 points in 4.6 minutes with the Kings.

Temple averaged 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists over his four seasons at LSU. He left school as the Tigers all-time leader in games played (134), starts (131) and minutes played (4,432). Temple also ranked fourth in career assists (482), seventh in steals (191) and fourth in blocks (113) in school history.

The Spurs roster stands at 13.

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