The Golden State Warriors have filled their second two-way contract slot. Prior to Friday’s preseason finale against the Los Angeles Lakers, the team signed Marcus Derrickson to a two-way deal.
Marcus Derrickson will be the Warriors other 2-way roster guy, Steve Kerr says.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 13, 2018
The writing was on the wall for this move. Earlier in the day, the team waived Deyonta Davis, Danuel House Jr., Kendrick Nunn, and Tyler Ulis, and signed Alfonzo McKinnie to a two-year deal. That left Derrickson as the only camp invite remaining, so all signs pointed to him receiving the team’s final two-way contract.
For Derrickson, it’s a contract he certainly earned. He played very well during the preseason, and also opened a lot of eyes at Summer League, where I talked to him about what he could bring to the organization.
And for the Warriors, signing Derrickson to a two-way is a strong move, and one that gives them versatile depth. While a Draymond Green-esque power forward role seems ideal for Derrickson, he can also defend at both the small forward and center positions, depending on the matchup.
Chances are high that, just as was the case with Quinn Cook a year ago, we’ll see a bit of Derrickson this year.