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The backend roster dance continues

Jeremy Pargo and Zach Norvell Jr. are out. TBD and TBD are in.

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The Golden State Warriors found themselves with a lot of empty roster spots in the aftermath of the 2019 trade deadline. D’Angelo Russell, Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Omari Spellman, and Jacob Evans III were all shipped off, with only Andrew Wiggins returning to take a roster spot.

Golden State not only had empty roster spots, but needed to fill some of them to meet the minimum roster requirements. They did so by converting the two-way contracts of Marquese Chriss and Ky Bowman, and signing G League players Juan Toscano-Anderson, Jeremy Pargo, and Zach Norvell Jr.

And now the roster dance continues on. Pargo and Norvell saw their 10-day contracts expire, and the Warriors, rather than renew the contracts, are letting both players go (of note: Toscano-Anderson is signed through the rest of the season).

The Warriors have yet to replace either player, but they surely will, and likely with more 10-day contracts. Ten days isn’t a lot of time to determine what a player can do, but it would appear that the Warriors are looking to find someone who can prove deserving of a longer look.

It’s worth noting that Chriss and Alfonzo McKinnie were training camp invites on non-guaranteed contracts, who weren’t expected to make the roster, before both players earned roles with Golden State. Quinn Cook and Damion Lee started off as two-way contracts that quickly earned guaranteed deals.

So while it’s unlikely that the Warriors find a 2020-21 contributor with their next 10-day contract, it’s not impossible, either.

Pargo ends his three-game Warriors reign with averages of 8.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game; Norvell finishes with 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.

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