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Report: Warriors give Eric Paschall a fully-guaranteed three-year deal

Golden State is giving one of their rookies a near-record deal.

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According to a report by The Athletic, the Golden State Warriors have signed Eric Paschall, one of their second-round picks in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Paschall, who was selected with the 41st overall pick, will receive a fully-guaranteed three-year deal worth $4.2 million. The deal will pay Paschall roughly $900,000 this year, $1.5 million next year, and $1.8 million in the 2021-22 season.

According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the $4.2 million is the second-highest guaranteed money that a player picked in the 40s of the draft has received. The highest is 2018 pick Rodions Kurucs, who received a $4.78 million deal from the Brooklyn Nets. That deal, it’s worth noting, is looking like a steal after Kurucs’ rookie year.

On the one hand, the contract is a vote of confidence in the young Villanova product. On the other hand, it’s also a play by the Warriors to potentially help out their cap situation in future seasons.

By giving Paschall a third year of guaranteed money, the Warriors can ensure that he won’t enter restricted free agency until 2022. This is critical, since Golden State lost their last two second-round picks - Jordan Bell and Patrick McCaw - after just two years.

Barring a trade, Paschall will now be on the Warriors, for a relatively low price point, for the next three years. Given the size of some of their contracts, that could be critical in the coming offseasons.