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Spurs Center Jeff Pendergraph Changes Name to Jeff Ayres, ‘Felt No Connection’ to Old Name

Jeff Ayres, a three-year veteran, will make his first appearance in the NBA this season. Ayres, formerly known (as much as he was “known”) as Jeff Pendergraph, changed his last name this offseason to his biological father’s surname. Pendergraph told the San Antonio Express-News that Pendergraph was the named of the stepfather his mother married when Ayres was in high school...
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Pendergraph Changing Last Name To Ayres

Jeff Pendergraph is changing his last name to Ayres as he begins a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Ayres is the family name of his biological father. Ayres had taken the surname of a stepfather who hasn't been in his life since he was in high school. “I didn't know who my dad was until I was a senior in high school,” Jeff Ayres said Wednesday. Ayres was...
Via RealGM
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Jeff Pendergraph Changes Last Name

Spurs’ big man Jeff Pendergraph will be donning a new name on his jersey this season after legally changing his last name to Ayres. According to the San Antonio Express-News: Last month, Pendergraph walked into a courthouse in downtown Phoenix, his wife Raneem and newborn daughter Naomi in tow. He walked out with a new name — Jeff Ayres. Ayres is the family name of his biological...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph: Energy, hustle and a high IQ

As the newest addition to the San Antonio Spurs, Jeff Pendergraph brings a certain dynamic to the game with his hustle and energy.  Pendergraph comes over from the Indiana Pacers who had nothing but good things to say about him.   In a good piece by Ken Rodriguez, Pendergraph and the Pacers talked about what he brings to a team.   “The thing people don’t know...
Via Project Spurs
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Jeff Pendergraph interviews Jeff Pendergraph

He may have what it takes to play at the NBA level but San Antonio Spurs' Jeff Pendergraph also is quite the interviewer. Of course his guest of choice to interview would be none other than himself. Back in his college playing days at Arizona State, Pendergraph had some fun with himself and made a video where he goes 1-on-1 with himself. From asking himself on how good...
Via Project Spurs
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph been 'dreaming' of playing with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jeff Pendergraph, a scantly utilized 6-foot-9 power forward, at the behest of former Indiana Pacers assistant Jim Boylen. Pendergraph will net $3.58 million over the next two seasons, despite appearing in just 96 games through four seasons. (A torn right ACL undercut his entire 2010-11 season.)   Boylen worked closely with the bruising 26-year...
Via Project Spurs
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph discusses why he chose San Antonio and more

Scott Agness of recently wrote a one-on-one piece with one of the newest members of the San Antonio Spurs, Jeff Pendergraph. In the article, Pendergraph revealed to Agness why he chose San Antonio, what he expects to do, and how he is looking forward to learning and thriving with the Spurs. Pendergraph says he and his wife wanted to return to Indiana, but he...
Via Project Spurs
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pendergraph signs 2-year deal with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a two-year contract with forward Jeff Pendergraph. Pendergraph made the announcement on Tuesday before a workout at Arizona State, his alma mater. The 6-foot-9 Pendergraph spent the past two seasons at Indiana, mostly in a reserve role. He averaged 3.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season with the Pacers, who reached the Eastern Conference...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs Agree To Two-Year Deal With Jeff Pendergraph

The San Antonio Spurs agreed to sign Jeff Pendergraph to a two-year contract, according to sources. Pendergraph, 26, averaged 3.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 10 minutes in 37 games for the Pacers last season.
Via RealGM
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Pacers’ Jeff Pendergraph Fined $5,000 By NBA For Flopping

The NBA announced Sunday that they have fined Pacers forward, Jeff Pendergraph, $5,000 for flopping during Indiana’s 106-86 Game 5 victory over the Hawks on May 1. Pendergraph is the first player to be fined under the league’s new harsher anti-flopping policy for the playoffs in which no warnings are granted. The offense came with 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter when...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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