No, the 19th player is not Patrick McCaw, who so many fans have been clamoring to see signed. Instead, it’s point guard Tyler Ulis, who the team is signing to an Exhibit 10 contract.
Source: Warriors signing former Suns guard Tyler Ulis to an Exhibit 10 contract. He’ll be with them in camp.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 22, 2018
In case you need a refresher, an Exhibit 10 contract is a non-guaranteed contract. The player can be waived, or signed to a guaranteed contract at any point. However, it gives the player a little bit of financial incentive: If the team waives the player and assigns him to their G-League affiliate (the Santa Cruz Warriors in this case), the player can earn up to $50,000 in bonuses, just for staying on the team.
Ulis is the fifth non-guaranteed contract in camp, joining Kendrick Nunn, Marcus Derrickson, Danuel House Jr., and Alfonzo McKinnie. Those players will be fighting for one of the Warriors three remaining contracts: One two-way contract, and two guaranteed roster spots. In all likelihood, however, McCaw will earn one of the guaranteed spots, and the other will go unfilled, so these players are mostly playing for the two-way.
Unlike the other four non-guaranteed contracts, Ulis has quite a bit of NBA experience. The 22-year old point guard from Kentucky was drafted 34th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, and played for the Suns in each of the past two years.
In 132 career games, Ulis has averages of 7.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 0.9 steals per game.