According to Fanhouse.com, the Spurs will sign shooting guard Keith Bogans to a 1-year deal. According to the report, Bogans, who will sign a guaranteed deal worth the minimum of $1.03 million. Bogans averaged 6.0 points for Milwaukee last season and he has a 7.5 average over six seasons.
With the retirement of Bruce Bowen, the Spurs may look to Bogans as the next perimeter defender. Since his Kentucky days, Bogans has been known for working hard on every play, perstering his opponent, being a team player and just having a great work ethic overall. ESPN’s John Hollinger has even gone so far as to say that Bogans is a “poor man’s Bruce Bowen.”
The 6-5 Bogans seems to have been modeling his game after Bowen his entire career as a spot-up outside shooter and a hard-nosed defender. Bogans seems to be a good fit on the Spurs, especially since they are in dire need of someone who can stay in front of the Kobes and Lebrons.
But if the signing does go through, the Spurs will be stockpiled with swingmen, including Manu Ginobili, Richard Jefferson, Roger Mason, Michael Finley, Malik Hairston, Marcus Williams and now Bogans. I’m sure it’ll make for a competitive training camp.
Project Spurs will monitor this signing, so stay tuned for more details.