Warriors Sign Trevor Thompson: pic.twitter.com/ggXeOOzSIj— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) October 13, 2017
Thompson is a rookie free agent from Ohio State, where he played all four years. At 7’0” tall, he could give the Warriors some serious size somewhere down the road.
Despite the addition, Thompson’s chances of making the roster are essentially nil. Golden State already has the maximum of 15 guaranteed contracts, so they would need to cut a player in order to make room. They may not be all in on Kevon Looney, but it seems unlikely that they’d pay him to go away, just to replace him with someone even more inexperienced.
Instead, Thompson will try and impress the team, and probably earn a role playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s G-League affiliate. There’s also the chance that he grabs the Dubs’ remaining two-way contract.
For this final preseason game though, the Warriors front court depth grew a little more. Hopefully Thompson gets a few minutes of playing time to try and impress the staff.