Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 7/8/13
Jeff Pendergraph, power forward  New contract: two-years, $4 million   2012-13 per game averages: 10 minutes, 3.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 blocks.   Former team: Indiana Pacers   If you were expecting the Spurs to make a splash this offseason, think again. Instead of testing free agency -- quality talents like Andrei Kirilenko, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, to name a few, saturated the market -- San Antonio re-signed their two key free agents, while adding a couple of ancillary rotation pieces (Marco Belinelli and Pendergraph). Ho hum.   Pendergraph, 26, will earn approximately four million over the next two seasons according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News. His salary is the ninth largest commitment on the Spurs' payroll next season, ahead of Kawhi Leonard (earning $1.89 million next year), so it's clear that he won't have a pronounced role on the team. Perhaps he could play himself into Gregg Popovich's rotation, but that's a bit of a stretch -- Pendergraph has played in just 96 games in four NBA seasons (he didn't log a single minute in 2010-11).    So this is a terrible acquisition right? Not necessarily. Pendergraph, though undersized at six-foot-nine, can contribute a few minutes a night, solely guarding power forwards and centers. He's quite large for his height (240 lbs), which means he won't be easily bullied on the block by most big men. Pendergraph isn't a push over on the boards either. He grabbed 22.2 percent of Indiana's defensive rebounds in the few minutes he played last season according to Basketball Reference, a significant number given the abnormally big lineups coach Frank Vogel regularly employed. The only Spur more proficient at protecting the defensive glass was Tim Duncan (29.6 percent). Pendergraph also made 21 of 51 attempts (41.2 percent) from 15-19 feet last year, per NBA.com -- San Antonio regularly utilizes the pick-and-pop to free Duncan for open mid-range looks and that is a niche Pendergraph is very comfortable with.   Looking for a potential Pendergraph comparison? Think DeJuan Blair, except with shooting range and better defense. Please try and contain your excitement.   Grade: C+
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Cardinals fire scouting director in hacking scandal fallout

Report: Lakers to get second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge

Antonio Gates suspended four games for violating drug policy

Tim Duncan officially returning to Spurs for another season

Rolando McClain suspended four games for substance abuse


Jets' Richardson suspended four games for violating drug policy

Report: Aldridge not impressed with Lakers' branding pitch

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

A-Rod, Yankees, union in talks to donate HR bonus to charity

Dez Bryant, Cowboys reportedly on verge of contract extension

Report: Braxton Miller to reveal 'immediate plans' next week

Bama players admitted they didn’t respect OSU QB Jones heading into CFB playoff

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

Report: Heat re-sign Wade to one-year, $20M contract

Larry Brown Sports on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how it went

A-Rod on desire to make All-Star Game: ‘I’d walk to Cincinnati’

Landing Monta Ellis puts Pacers back in title-chasing pack

Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with fans before game

Putting Chris Sale’s strikeout streak in historical perspective

Chargers job listing: Applicants must be open to move to LA

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Cavs on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Selecting the 2015 AL All-Stars

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.