Warriors To Sign Donovan Williams

The Warriors will bring wing Donovan Williams to training camp to compete for a roster spot, sources tell Anthony Slater of The Athletic (Twitter link).

According to Slater, Williams impressed the Warriors during recent scrimmages at their facility. The team also likes his length — he’s 6’6″ with a seven-foot wingspan.

Williams, who went undrafted out of UNLV in 2022, began his rookie season with the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s G League affiliate, then signed a two-way contract with the Hawks in January and spent most of the rest of the season with the College Park Skyhawks, Atlanta’s NBAGL team. That two-way deal with the Hawks included a second year covering 2023/24, but the 22-year-old was waived in June, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Williams averaged 15.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per game with a .476/.402/.680 shooting line in 18 Showcase Cup appearances for Long Island. During the G League regular season, he played in 32 total contests (27.3 MPG) for Long Island and College Park, putting up 12.9 PPG and 4.1 RPG on .438/.302/.702 shooting. He also briefly saw the floor in two NBA games for the Hawks.

Slater’s report doesn’t specify what kind of contract Williams will receive from Golden State, but it figures to be a non-guaranteed minimum-salary deal, likely with Exhibit 10 language. That would allow the Warriors to convert Williams to a two-way contract if they want to keep him around without dedicating a standard 15-man roster spot to him.

Even after reaching an agreement today on a two-way deal with Usman Garuba, the Warriors have one two-way slot still open.

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