Nearly two weeks after word first broke that he had reached a buyout agreement with the Thunder and intended to sign with the Warriors, forward JaMychal Green has officially signed with Golden State, the team announced today in a press release.
The Warriors didn’t disclose the terms of Green’s new deal, but it’s believed to be a one-year, minimum-salary contract. The 32-year-old would earn $2,628,597 (the amount he gave up in his buyout with Oklahoma City) and Golden State would take on a cap hit of $1,836,090.
An eight-year veteran, Green had a down season in 2021/22, averaging 6.4 PPG and 4.2 RPG on .486/.266/.871 shooting in 67 games (16.2 MPG) for the Nuggets. However, he has proven to be an effective stretch four over the years — entering ’21/22, he had knocked down 38.0% of his three-point attempts in his first seven NBA seasons.
Green, who entered the summer on an expiring $8.2MM contract, was traded from Denver to Oklahoma City in June before being officially waived by the Thunder last month.
Assuming Green’s new contract is fully guaranteed, as expected, he’ll be the 13th Warrior with a guaranteed salary. That leaves at least one spot available on the club’s projected regular season, though Andre Iguodala would presumably be the frontrunner to be the 14th man if he decides to continue his career.
The Warriors could carry up to 15 players in the regular season, but they may open the year with just 14 in order to reduce their projected end-of-season tax bill, unless there’s someone they really like for that 15th spot.
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Warriors exceed tax line $35 million
Tax bill $147 million
Clippers exceed tax line $42 million
Tax bill $145 million
Clippers still have $9m trade exception
Dayam! What???!!! How???!!!
If Trevion Williams plays well enough in training camp to warrant a two-way contract, I could see the Warriors moving Quindary to a full contract and replace him with T. Williams on the two-way contract. They could leave the 15th roster spot open for Iguodala if he chooses to play another year.
T. Williams could play some backup center in a pinch. I think with a couple of years in the G League he might become a serviceable roll player.
As much as I agree with that logic, the Warriors themselves appear to never want to sign centers or bigs ever again, and instead want the entire team playing guard no matter what size they are. Iggy can play guard, ergo he will likely sign.
I do hope the resign Iggy and play him sparingly during the regular season. Save him for the postseason.
Last season the Warriors front office took a gamble with only two centers on the roster, expecting Wiseman to be available at some point. Bjelica was able to fill in some minutes at center, but he is gone this year. I think with both Looney and Wiseman having a history of injury, I think a backup center would be a prudent addition.
Does anyone clear GSW 1-14? Is anyone even close? They are going to absolutely level the league next year. 73 win record in danger???
This will be a very good Warriors team but I am not convinced they can challenge the 73-win season. The Warriors offense should be better than last year; it would not surprise me if the lead the league in scoring at about 120 points per game. However, I do not think their defense will be as good as last year after losing GP2 and Otto.
NBA is OK2, I wish I could give you 10 thumbs up.
Warriors have dramatically improved in FT this offseason ! Green is the perfect vet and he’s only 32… :)
JaMich was about to sign somewhere else when Kerr asked him to play bromance with BF Dray … Dray extension this week may be the real deal of dubs offseason … It’s Lacob Time