Spurs Sign David Duke Jr., Waive Sir’Jabari Rice

Philadelphia 76ers Media Day

David Duke Jr. poses for a portrait during Philadelphia 76ers media day at 76ers Training Complex on October 02, 2023 in Camden, New Jersey. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu / Getty Images Sport / Getty Images

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard David Duke Jr. to a Two-Way contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. In a corresponding roster move, the Spurs have waived Two-Way guard Sir’Jabari Rice.

Duke Jr., 6-4/205, most recently played for the Delaware Blue Coats, the G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. In 11 games with the Blue Coats, he averaged 21.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists in 31.5 minutes. Prior to Delaware, Duke Jr. was with the Brooklyn Nets for two seasons (2021-23) as a Two-Way player. In 45 NBA games, he averaged 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.6 minutes. In 35 regular season games with Brooklyn’s G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, Duke Jr. posted averages of 20.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 32.3 minutes.

The Providence, R.I. native spent three seasons (2018-21) at Providence College, where he was named to the Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America as a junior. In 91 games for the Friars, Duke Jr. finished with career averages of 11.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 30.8 minutes. 

Rice appeared in four games with the Austin Spurs this season, averaging 9.3 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 20.3 minutes.

2023 NBA Summer League - Washington Wizards v San Antonio Spurs

Sir'Jabari Rice looks on in the second half of a 2023 NBA Summer League game between the Spurs and the Washington Wizards at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty Images Sport / Getty Images

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