Tyler Wilkerson To Sign In Israel If Spurs Don't Guarantee Him A Contract

Tyler Wilkerson, a rookie out of Marshall and one of several San Antonio Spurs' Summer League standouts, has agreed to a deal in Israel with defending champs Galil Gilboa according to Walla Sport.

The 6-foot-8 power forward averaged 11 points and 6.6 rebounds while starting three of the five Spurs games in Las Vegas.

Wilkerson showed to be an interesting NBA prospect in Vegas as he showed a strong motor in attacking the offensive glass as well as being a decent spot up shooter for his size.  He doesn't seem to be able to do much with his back to the basket, but the Spurs have shown a knack for being okay with face-up forwards - especially if they're able to contribute on the glass as Wilkerson did in Vegas.

Wilkerson's best games came against Los Angeles - he played well against the Clippers (while matched up with lottery pick Al-Farouq Aminu) and the Lakers (he matched up with draft picks Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter in this game).  Against the Lakers, Wilkerson scored 20 points and grabbed nine boards (four offensive) and then followed that up with a 12 point, six rebound and three steal performance against Aminu and the Clippers.  

Interestingly enough, according to my usually accurate but loose-google-translation system, Wilkerson does have an out with the Israeli team if he's offered a guaranteed contract with the Spurs.  The Spurs do seemingly have a need for a sixth big man, but it will more than likely come down to a training camp battle between Wilkerson and fellow San Antonio Summer Leaguers (and former Spurs draft pick) James Gist along with Darryl Watkins also an outside possibility.


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