The Warriors have officially signed second-round pick Eric Paschall to his first NBA contract, as the rookie forward himself announced today (via Twitter). NBA.com’s transactions log confirms the signing is complete.
Golden State used the 41st overall pick in the draft to select Paschall after acquiring the selection from the Hawks in exchange for cash a future second-round pick. The 22-year-old, who won a title with Villanova in 2018, followed it up with a solid senior year in which he averaged 16.5 PPG, 6.1 RPG, and 2.1 APG in 36 games.
Terms of Paschall’s contract weren’t released, but he’ll almost certainly receive the rookie minimum of $898K, given the Warriors’ cap constraints. As ESPN’s Bobby Marks observes (via Twitter), the Warriors will only be about $219K below their hard cap once they complete a series of moves that includes waiving and stretching Shaun Livingston‘s contract, as well as Paschall’s signing.
If they used their mid-level exception to complete the deal, the Warriors could go up to four years for Paschall.