Warriors Sign Chris Boucher To Two-Way Contract

JULY 14: The Warriors have issued a press release formally announcing Boucher’s two-way contract with the club.

JUNE 23: The Warriors have agreed to a deal with former Oregon power forward Chris Boucher and will sign him to a two-way contract, league sources inform Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). The agreement, which Charania tweeted about just minutes after the draft ended, is the NBA’s first reported two-way deal.

Two-way contracts are a new concept, introduced in the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement – they’ll allow NBA teams to keep two extra players under club control, though they won’t necessarily be on the active roster. Those players will essentially be on G League contracts, but they’ll be paid more than the average G League player, and rival NBA teams won’t be able to sign them away from their current club. We go into more details on two-way contracts in our glossary entry on the subject.

As for Boucher, he’ll benefit from the new CBA rule by getting a chance to join the reigning NBA champions. The 6’10” forward averaged 11.8 PPG, 6.1 RPG, and 2.5 BPG in his senior year with the Ducks, making 35.0% of his three-point attempts.

Two-way contracts can’t officially be signed until the 2017/18 league year begins in July, but when Boucher’s deal is finalized, it will pay him a base salary of $75K. For any day he’s on Golden State’s NBA roster, the Montreal native receive a prorated portion of the minimum salary, but I expect he’ll spend most of his time next season with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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4 thoughts on “Warriors Sign Chris Boucher To Two-Way Contract

  1. Grant

    Of course the Warriors get a rim protecting big who can shoot 3’s as a undrafted rookie. He doesn’t hurt his knee he would have definitely been drafted likely in the first round. Between him if he recovers and develops, plus Bell and Damian they should be good at C for awhile.

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