Warriors, Marquese Chriss Have Mutual Interest In Reunion

The Warriors waived goodbye to Marquese Chriss prior to his contract becoming guaranteed, though the team has not shut the door on a reunion. Monte Poole of NBC Sports hears that Golden State is high on Chriss’ future and was seeking a way to retain him. However, the Dubs were unable to clear a roster spot before waiving him today.

“He’s a good, young talent,” coach Steve Kerr said after practice Tuesday. “He’s developed. He’s got a fantastic attitude. He’s somebody we were all really hoping we could keep.

“But the rules stipulate that we had to shed money. And this was the end result. Everybody is disappointed — players, coaches, front office. But this is how it worked.”

The franchise needed to open a spot on the roster for Damion Lee, who has just two days of eligibility remaining for the NBA club, as he’s on a two-way contract. Lee and the Warriors are reportedly close to finalizing a multiyear pact.

Golden State could trade away one of its veterans, such as Alec Burks or Willie Cauley-Stein, before the February 6 deadline and open up a roster spot. Poole adds that Chriss, who appeared in 37 games for the club this season, would like to return in the future.

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5 thoughts on “Warriors, Marquese Chriss Have Mutual Interest In Reunion

  1. x%sure

    Ha. GSW was “unable to clear a roster spot”? That was easy– they picked someone else. GSW’s top on/off players in order are Lee, Bowman, Spellman, Evans– and Stein lol.

    Criss has actually been playing the 5 for GSW with their injuries. This could mean GSW has a trade planned for a 5. Stein is worth something in trade.

  2. Simple Fan

    This headline is misleading. Where in the article does it mention that the Warriors and Chriss have mutual interest in getting back together? If Kerr says they had to shed money then it should be ‘Warriors Release Chriss for Financial Reasons’. Otherwise there’s a jilt in the story that says something dishonest

    • Luke Adams

      First paragraph says Warriors haven’t closed the door on a reunion. Last paragraph says Chriss would have interest in returning.

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