The Golden State Warriors have reportedly signed point guard Ky Bowman to a multi-year deal. The news was first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Bowman, a rookie, has spent the year on a two-way contract with the Warriors after going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft. Due to injuries sustained by Steph Curry and D’Angelo Russell, Bowman had to spend a lot of time with Golden State rather than the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors.
In 37 games with Golden State, including 10 starts, Bowman is averaging 22.4 minutes, 7.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting 34.4% from beyond the arc.
But, due to running out of NBA days on his two-way contract, he hasn’t played an NBA game since January 18, and has appeared in just one of the team’s last twelve games.
With the Warriors trading five players in the last 24 hours - D’Angelo Russell, Glenn Robinson III, Alec Burks, Omari Spellman, and Jacob Evans III - and only getting one back, the team was at a serious shortage of roster spots; well below the league minimum, in fact. Signing Bowman was a natural move.
Details of the contract have not yet been released. It’s likely that next year is non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed.