Spurs in pursuit of Argentinean guard Nicolas Laprovittola

The San Antonio Spurs are in pursuit of a third Argentinean for their roster, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Spurs are actively lobbying Nicolas Laprovittola to make the jump to the NBA after the rugged guard's solid play in the Rio Olympics.

Laprovittola, 26, played for Estudiantes in the Spanish ACB last season and told the Argentinean newspaper ITAL La Nueva ENDITAL this week that a few NBA teams are interested in his services.

But the Spurs have a natural recruiting advantage thanks to the presence of Argentina legend Manu Ginobili.

San Antonio signed a second Argentinean earlier this summer when they added ‎swingman Patricio Garino to the roster. Garino, 23, played high school and college ball in the United States, earning second-team honors in the Atlantic 10 last season at George Washington before not being selected in the June draft.

Laprovittola and Garino were key contributors to the Argentina squad that reached the elimination round in the recent Olympics.

A dozen years removed from leading ‎Argentina to an improbable gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Ginobili, at 39, retired from international play following ‎a quarterfinal loss to the United States.