With the start of training camp just over a week away, the Golden State Warriors are adding some depth. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Warriors have agreed to a deal with undrafted rookie free agent Dwayne Sutton.
Golden State Warriors reach agreement with undrafted free agent guard Dwayne Sutton out of Louisville, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 23, 2020
Sutton is a 23-year old, 6’5” wing who spent the last three years at Louisville (he had to redshirt the 2016-17 season as a transfer, after playing his freshman year at UNC Asheville in 2015-16).
As a senior, Sutton averaged 9.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game, while shooting 50.5% from the field and 35.4% from the three-point line. He was named All-ACC Honorable Mention after establishing himself as a two-way player who did the little things and tied the team together.
It’s unclear what type of contract Sutton is signing, but it is surely a non-guaranteed one. My guess is it’s just a training camp contract, but if the Dubs are high on Sutton it could potentially be a two-way contract, though that seems less likely.
Update: After initially reporting it as a two-way contract, Brett Siegel reports that Sutton is on a training camp deal, but will be competing for a two-way contract.
Update: Sutton will be a part of the Warriors training camp and compete for one of the two-way contracts with expectations that he earns one of the two. No contract will be signed yet but Sutton is expected to earn on of the two-way contracts. https://t.co/SFtzyHwMz9— Brett Siegel (@brettsiegel13) November 23, 2020
Either way, Sutton will be in San Francisco when the Warriors convene for training camp on Dec. 1, and he’ll have a chance to try and play his way into a role before the season starts on Dec. 22.