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Warriors reportedly sign Axel Toupane to Exhibit 10 contract

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Golden State is shoring up their training camp depth.

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The Golden State Warriors are adding some depth ahead of the fast approaching start to training camp. According to a report from The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Golden State has signed French wing Axel Toupane to an Exhibit 10 contract.

Toupane — who is 28 years old and 6’7” — has a small amount of NBA experience. He played 21 games for the Denver Nuggets in 2015-16, and four games the next season split between the Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans. In 14.1 minutes per game, he averaged 3.5 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.6 assists, while shooting 38.0% from the field and 31.8% from beyond the arc.

He also played in the G League in both of those years, and averaged 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 28.6 minutes per game, while shooting 44.6% from the field and 32.9% from distance. He’s been playing in Europe ever since.

It’s been a while since the Warriors have had to sign an Exhibit 10 contract, so here’s a refresher: An Exhibit 10 is a non-guaranteed contract with a training camp invite. If the player is waived and elects to join the organization’s G League affiliate (in this case the Santa Cruz Warriors), they’re eligible for financial bonuses on top of the G League salary, though they can still sign with any other team at any point.

Toupane is now the fourth player on the Warriors roster who is on a non-guaranteed contract, joining Mychal Mulder, Juan Toscano-Anderson, and Dwayne Sutton. Golden State now has 19 players, which they’ll have to trim down to a maximum of 17 (15 roster spots and a pair of two-way contracts).