Metu generated 27 points (11-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 17 rebounds, three assists and one block across 32 minutes Saturday in the G League Austin Spurs' 125-111 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors. Metu's scoring and rebounding totals were tops among both teams. The big man could rejoin the parent club ahead of Monday's game against the Pacers, but he's unlikely to see the floor in a competitive contest unless both LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) and Jakob Poeltl (knee) are unable to play.
Metu was assigned to the G League on Friday, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Metu scored eight points in eight minutes against the Thunder on Feb. 23, but it was not enough to keep him on the Spurs' roster. The 22-year-old will be in line for Austin's Saturday game against the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Metu was recalled from the G League on Friday, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports. Metu was assigned to the Austin Spurs on Thursday to play against the South Bay Lakers, but he makes a quick return to the NBA club. The 22-year-old has appeared in 15 NBA games this season and averages 4.3 minutes.
The Spurs assigned Metu to the G League's Austin Spurs on Thursday, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports. Metu will suit up for Austin in its matchup Thursday with the South Bay Lakers, but he could rejoin San Antonio in advance of Friday's game in Utah. The second-year big man has seen the majority of his action in the G League this season, averaging 27.3 minutes across 17 appearances with Austin compared to only 4.3 minutes in 15 outings with San Antonio.
Metu scored 20 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-0) and added six rebounds, one assist and three blocks in Sunday's G League loss to Santa Cruz. Metu has scored 44 points in two games since returning to Austin, leading his squad both times. He'll likely be recalled to San Antonio when the need arises.
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