The San Antonio Spurs has signed two-way centre, Charles Bassey to a four-year $10.2 million deal making him a significant part of the franchise’s future, according to the Athletic’s Senior NBA insider, Shams Charania.
The Nigerian who was a second round 53rd overall selection by the Philadelphia Sixers in the 2021 NBA draft has found a home under experienced coach Gregg Popovic after he was waived by the Sixers on October 13, 2022.
Seeing his talents and what he could potentially add to the franchise, the Spurs snapped him up on a two-way contract on October 24, 2022. He has featured for the Spurs in the NBA while having also been deployed to the team’s G-League affiliate, the Austin Spurs.
According to Charania, Bassey has a guaranteed $5.2m in his contract, “The San Antonio Spurs are signing two-way center Charles Bassey to a new four-year, $10.2 million deal, including strong guarantees of $5.2M, his agents Adie von Gontard and Daveed Cohen tell @TheAthletic @Stadium,” the respected NBA insider tweeted.
The 22-year-old who attended Western Kentucky University has averaged 4.7 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 1.2 assists per game this season. He scored six points and had eight rebounds in the Spurs 117-109 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.