This picture of Garrett Temple with the Spurs last season would probably look better sans the "Suns Win!" sign in the background.
Just a few weeks removed from a couple of 10-day contracts with the Milwaukee Bucks -- and less than 24 hours removed from a 4-for-14 shooting performance that saw his Erie BayHawks lose 115-93 to the Iowa Energy -- AP reporter Mike Cranston tweets that Garrett Temple is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Temple is one of the more interesting D-League cases as this will be the fifth different team he's been called up to over the past season and a half since coming out of LSU despite the fact that his D-League career averages of 14.3 points on 41 percent shooting to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 52 games certainly don't stand out.
Essentially, though, Temple's a perfect practice player at end of the bench presence who will bring a good attitude and gritty defense to the Bobcats while also being able to contribute at both guard spots. It also doesn't hurt that he's typically mistake-free and has added a three-point shot to his all-around arsenal.
The best thing about Temple, though, might be that he's already set a precedent this season for being able to immediately contribute in the NBA right off the plane.
In his debut with the Bucks earlier this year, Temple scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds and dished three assists while not turning the ball over and making two of his three attempts from beyond the arc in 18 minutes off the bench without knowing any of the offense. He also led the team with a +11 in the +/- category.
Let's see if he's given that sort of opportunity in his first game with the Bobcats -- and if he's able to live up to the high expectations I just placed upon him.