San Antonio Spurs claiming forward Isaiah Roby off waivers

The San Antonio Spurs have claimed forward Isaiah Roby off waivers, the team announced on Tuesday.

Roby, 24, averaged 10 points on 51% shooting for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season and had started 62 games for them over the last two years. The Thunder, facing a roster crunch, waived Roby earlier this week.

The 45th pick in the 2019 draft, Roby boasts strong defense to go along with his 6-foot-8 frame and has been slowly expanding his game on offense. He shot 44.4% from deep last season on nearly 100 attempts.

San Antonio, having traded All-Star guard Dejounte Murray to the Atlanta Hawks last month, look to be heading into a rebuild, and Roby will be poised to earn minutes on a young Spurs roster.