Brad Wanamaker To Sign With Warriors

The Warriors have reached a one-year, $2.25MM agreement with free agent point guard Brad Wanamaker, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal was confirmed by his agent, Steve McCaskill.

Golden State can either use part of its $5.7MM taxpayer’s mid-level exception to complete the signing or it can wait to see if the league grants its request for a disabled player exception, notes Bobby Marks of ESPN (Twitter link). The DPE would be worth $9.3MM, but it can only be used on one player, so the Warriors would forfeit the rest if they  sign Wanamaker with it.

His $2.25MM salary will raise Golden State’s tax bill by about $12MM, Marks adds (Twitter link), but the team’s projected $132MM tax is likely to be lowered because of a league-wide drop in revenue.

Wanamaker had a strong second season in Boston, playing in 71 games and averaging 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per night. He shoots 37.6% from three-point range and the Celtics were slightly better defensively with him on the court, tweets Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Wanamaker will serve as a back-up to Stephen Curry.

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11 thoughts on “Brad Wanamaker To Sign With Warriors

    • case7187

      12m I don’t think so, you have to remember the tax penalty that comes with it he’s one of those players you could get for a league minimal contract

      • Gary

        Yes but if they spend any more money on the players salary that tax bill goes way up. 2 point something is a great deal even though it cost the Warriors 12.

  1. mike.honcho

    Quiet, unassuming, but he’s steady off that bench …….. seems to only do positive things, the spot minutes that he plays.

    Nice pick-up for the WARRIORS.

  2. Curtisrowe

    He doesn’t do anything great, but he does everything right. Good backup.

  3. Sillivan

    if $2.25MM agreement, it’s not vet min

    If $2.08MM agreement, its a vet min.
    This Vet Min is only $0.7M taxable.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Then they would have to use the entire DPE to sign him, and that’s only if the league grants their request for one. Otherwise they will have to either pay him the vet minimum or use part of their MLE.

  4. formerlyz

    thought there were a couple of better options for them, but several of them were off the board, and he does at least give them a playmaker that can play next to Curry, and play some defense, although not the multipositional defender I thought they’d look for

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