SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs have re-signed center Jakob Poeltl to a 3-year deal according to a report.
Poeltl, who finished his second season with the Spurs, is coming off a season where he was a defensive anchor coming off the bench for the Spurs. Averaging 5.6 points on 64% shooting, 5.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game on 17.7 minutes per contest.
In the NBA "bubble," he finished with 8.3 points per game, 64.6 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds (3.4 offensive rebounds), 1.8 assists, and 1.4 blocks in eight games played in 25.8 minutes per game after replacing LaMarcus Aldridge who suffered a shoulder injury and did not finish the season.
The 25-year old Austrian was the 9th overall pick in the 2016 draft for the Toronto Raptors where he played two seasons before the trade to San Antonio. Poeltl now enters his fifth season in the league being an integral part to the Spurs system with his smart play and defensive rim protecting abilities.
The Spurs start the 2020-21 NBA Season on December 22nd.