Warriors Sign Michael Gbinije

The Warriors recently finalized a deal with free agent swingman Michael Gbinije, according to RealGM’s official NBA transactions log. Specific details aren’t known, but the contract appears to be a one-year pact and is unlikely to be fully guaranteed.

Gbinije, the 49th overall pick in the 2016 draft, spent his rookie season with the Pistons, but played very sparingly for Detroit. The 25-year-old saw a little more action for the club’s G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. In 16 G League games (all starts), Gbinije averaged 12.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 1.9 SPG.

The Pistons signed Gbinije to a multiyear contract out of Syracuse last summer, but only one season was guaranteed. The club waived him earlier this offseason before his 2017/18 salary could become guaranteed.

Gbinije appears likely to be ticketed for the Warriors’ G League squad – the Santa Cruz Warriors – in 2017/18. However, before that can happen, the team will have to acquire his G League rights, which are currently still held by Grand Rapids.

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