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Drew Eubanks agrees to return to Spurs

Jeff McDonald, Staff Writer

Nov. 20, 2020Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 5:45 p.m.

The Spurs have reached a three-year deal to bring back reserve forward Drew Eubanks.

The 23-year-old Eubanks, who went undrafted out of Oregon State in 2018, spent his first two professional seasons on a two-way contract shared with the G-League’s Austin Spurs. Eubanks has appeared in 45 NBA games, averaging 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.6 minutes.

A strong performance in the restart games in the Orlando, Fla., bubble helped cement Eubanks’ place in the Spurs’ future plans.

With LaMarcus Aldridge injured during the restart, Eubanks saw his playing time skyrocket to nearly 20 minutes per game in the final seven games. Eubanks averaged 7.7 points and 7.1 rebounds in those contest.

Drew Eubanks (14), shown here during Saturday’s victory against the Magic, started his first career game in Monday’s loss to the Pacers. Eubanks finished with three points in 17 minutes.

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Jeff McDonald began covering the Spurs for the San Antonio Express-News in September 2007, three months after the team’s fourth championship.