McCallum is averaging fewer than 10 minutes per game while appearing in less than half of the Spurs' contests to date, so he's spent a few stints in Austin, where he has a chance to see big minutes in a competitive setting. In nine D-League games this season, McCallum is averaging 17.1 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.9 rebounds in just under 39 minutes. He'll return to San Antonio as the third point guard behind Tony Parker and Patty Mills.
Ray Jr. McCallum was assigned to the D-League's Austin San Antonio Spurs on Friday.
McCallum got some extended run in the Spurs' lineup recently, as Tony Parker was dealing with a hip injury and had to sit out a few games. With Parker back to full strength, McCallum's chances to see the court have slimmed, so he'll head to the D-League to get additional playing time for his development.
The third-year pro put together a productive start in Tony Parker's (hip) stead, after not having seen the court in the previous five games. McCallum has traveled the DNP-to-solid-outing route before, and the extended time off didn't seem to affect him Thursday. If Parker is forced to miss multiple games, McCallum should be in line for some solid playing time in the immediate future, and would be a particularly appealing near-minimum price option in daily leagues if that does come to pass.
Ray Jr. McCallum will start at point guard in Thursday's matchup with the Suns, Jeff McDonald of San Antonio Express-News reports.
Tony Parker has been ruled out with a hip injury, which opens up the opportunity for McCallum to start in his place. Despite running with the starters, though, he'll still likely share the majority of the minutes with both Patty Mills and Kyle Anderson.
Ray Jr. McCallum was recalled from the D-League on Monday, Paul Garcia at Project San Antonio Spurs reports.
McCallum has logged only nine total minutes in the Spurs' last 11 games, but he could have a chance to take on a larger role Monday with Tony Parker (hip) out of the lineup. Given Gregg Popovich's track record, it's difficult to predict who will start in Parker's place, but whether it's McCallum or Patty Mills, both players figure to see increased run.
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