The Warriors have waived power forward Tony Mitchell, the team announced. The subtraction of his non-guaranteed deal leaves Golden State with 19 players, 13 of whom have full guarantees, as our roster count shows. Mitchell was the only Warriors camp invitee who didn’t pose much of a threat from beyond the arc, as I noted earlier today, so it’s not entirely surprising that he’s the first cut, given the team’s desire for more shooting.
The former Piston who was the 37th overall pick out of North Texas in 2013 is not to be confused with the ex-Bucks small forward of the same name. Mitchell, who didn’t see any preseason action for the Warriors, has expressed interest in playing for Golden State’s D-League affiliate, notes Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group (Twitter link). Still, the 23-year-old had been giving it a go in Warriors camp to see if he could return to the NBA after a 2014/15 season in which he didn’t appear in a single regular season game for the Pistons even though he was on their roster for nearly two months. Detroit traded him to Phoenix in late December, but he didn’t see any playing time there either before the Suns waived him in conjunction with the Brandan Wright trade.
James Michael McAdoo appears to have a line on the 14th regular season spot for the Warriors, leaving Chris Babb, Ian Clark, Ben Gordon, Jarell Eddie and rookie Juwan Staten to battle over spot No. 15, assuming the taxpaying Warriors carry a full roster on opening night.
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5 thoughts on “Warriors Waive Tony Mitchell”
Dump B Rush. Take J Eddie and I Clark instead on the roster.
Saw this coming a mile away. If he does go to Santa Cruz, that would be awesome for his development (tweener label; game of a PF in the body of a SF). He would be this year’s McAdoo, another athletic forward with no shooting range who carved out a role as an energizer and rebounder off the bench. Plus, he would make the highlight reel every night with his athletic dunks.
MacAdoo is a lock.
Eddie Over Gordon due to age and cost
Keep Brandon Rush..if he could get his old form in playing, he will be a big asset in the Team.