Mychal Mulder Signs Multi-Year Deal With Warriors

The Warriors have signed Mychal Mulder to a multi-year contract, the team announced on Twitter. It’s a minimum-salary deal that’s not fully guaranteed beyond this season, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic (Twitter link).

The rookie guard out of Kentucky was briefly a free agent after his 10-day contract with the team expired Saturday night. Golden State could have signed him to a second 10-day deal, but opted for the long-term arrangement.

After spending three years in the G League, Mulder made a strong impression in his first real NBA opportunity. He averaged 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in six games, making two starts. Coach Steve Kerr indicated after Saturday’s contest that the Warriors liked Mulder and intended to bring him back.

The signing leaves Golden State $310K under the luxury tax, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link). They have two players on 10-day contracts, which each carry a $91,557 tax hit. Chasson Randle‘s deal will expire Thursday, while Dragan Bender is signed through Saturday. Marks adds that signing Bender for the rest of the season on Sunday would cost the team $293K.

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11 thoughts on “Mychal Mulder Signs Multi-Year Deal With Warriors

  1. formerlyz

    I liked Mulder a lot in training camp with the Heat, and I felt like he has looked really good in the d-league. His skillset is kind of redundant with a couple of guys they currently have, so I didnt expect them to give him a roster spot at least until the offseason. I feel like GS has guards that will likely play over him. I think he is a good fit, but wonder about potential playing time. He has been able to get almost 30 minutes per game though, so I’m not surprised they signed him

  2. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Only $310K under the luxury tax? I guess the owner must be cheap since he wants to avoid paying luxury taxes, or does that only apply to the Rockets?

    • El Don

      You like to say that Rox are contenders, although been out in R1WC for sure, it means they ain’t… but anyway to the point, GSW ain’t no contenders so they need to be below, if, which they not, but if, a big if, yes IF Rox wanna call themselves contenders they must be, ain’t no choice, they must be above the lux tax.

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        They will be over the luxury tax in 2021. The Rockets already have $129M invested in the 9 players under contract for next season and the luxury tax will be around $139M, so it’s quite likely that their payroll will exceed that number.

    • The Warriors are trying to get under the tax this year because their salaries are through the roof the next few years and the reset this year avoids repeater tax penalties. They save a couple bucks this season but they’ll be paying through the nose the next three years.

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        Same thing applies to the Rockets, the only team in NBA history with two supermax players. But every time they make a move to get under the luxury tax all you hear is how cheap their owner is.

        • x%sure

          You can see the difference HWM just make the (bad) point. Rockets were contenders then, GSW not now but later.

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