The Warriors have locked up the final pick of the 2016 first round, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed center Damian Jones to his rookie contract. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Jones will get a four-year deal that features two guaranteed years and two teams options.
Assuming Jones signed for 120% of the rookie-scale slot for the No. 30 pick, he’ll be in line for a $1,171,560 salary in 2016/17, and a four-year contract worth $5,977,897. The deal will put him in line for a contract extension in 2019, or restricted free agency in 2020.
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A seven-footer out of Vanderbilt, Jones averaged 13.9 PPG and 6.9 RPG during his junior year before declaring for the draft. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com ranked him as the 21-best prospect in this year’s draft class.
The Warriors have undergone significant changes at the center position since the offseason began. Festus Ezeli and Andrew Bogut are gone, and Anderson Varejao remains unsigned. The team signed Zaza Pachulia to help fill that opening at center, but Jones figures to compete for a spot in the regular rotation in his rookie year.
A breakdown of the Warriors’ roster and depth chart can be found right here.