You guys will come out and bash players, but y’all don’t do that to organizations because it’s all about access and protecting your future. So why have gone down this route? When he left, nothing was going right. This season is all about the youth development for the Warriors and losing a young player to add an older player is arguably counterproductive. crime survivors say survey suggests it isn’t, S.F. Golden State is reportedly trying to convert two-way guard Damion Lee's contract into a fully guaranteed deal and opened up the needed roster spot by releasing Chriss. The decision the Warriors now face is even tougher, but only because they lucked out. That might be too high of a price for an injury-prone journeyman entering the back end of his prime — even if he’s enjoying a career season. With the preseason in full swing and the regular season fast approaching, The Warriors were already going to have to make some tough decisions, and that was before Marquese Chriss fell into the Dubs' laps. But he gets blamed like he’s the problem. "Things happen for a reason. @momaureeeen: Will they convert Chriss’ contract to a standard one? So, that’s my take on it. Lee and Bowman’s fine play forced their hand. Also, Golden State would only go after Iguodala if it’s convinced it can return to contention next season. He’s averaging 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists across 23 appearances. It’s a swap of a 22-year-old big man with promise for a 27-year-old wing who has performed well over the last couple of seasons for the Warriors. @FirmanWinardi: How about the trade deadline? The Warriors had just under $375,000 left under the hard cap ($374,924 to be precise according to The Athletic’s John Hollinger) before waiving Chriss. But given how well Chriss has played, it’s likely another team will snap him up. Ultimately though, this is a story about the success of their two-way players. Chriss averaged 7.4 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game in Golden State after making the team as a training camp invite. Of the aforementioned options, Evans would likely bring back the largest return. Also, will Kevon Looney return to form? He’s getting older now, so he’s not a kid anymore. Any news on that front? The Warriors are stuck between a rock and a hard cap. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. It’s possible they’d make a move to avoid the repeater tax, which is the additional penalty levied against teams that have payrolls above the luxury-tax threshold. It’s easy to forget, but he was a starting-caliber center not that long ago. 4 pick in 2017, is currently playing for the Memphis Hustle of the G-League. 8 pick in the 2016 NBA draft, was acquired by Phoenix from the Sacramento Kings in a draft day trade. However, with Smailagic still very raw, the Dubs might be better off prioritizing depth at center. So, I’m happy he’s gotten an opportunity to show what he can really do. It’s always the fault of that guy. Dragan Bender, whom the team took four picks before Chriss in the 2016 draft, has only played in three games with the Milwaukee Bucks this season. 1 overall in 2018. Such uncertainty raises plenty of questions about what the Warriors will do at the trade deadline and this summer. S.F. In the days leading up to the draft, Chriss agreed to terms on a multi-year footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Nike. 28 overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft underwhelmed in his first professional season, averaging 1.3 points per game over 30 appearances while struggling with his shot. I focus on the strategy, salary cap and business side of the Warriors. "They always just want to blame the kid.