The Golden State Warriors are reportedly signing 6-foot-5 rookie shooting guard Zach Norvell to a 10-day contract. The news was first reported by The Athletic’s Anthony Slater.
Per source: Warriors signing Zach Norvell to a 10-day contract to fill another vacancy. He's a lefty scoring guard. Currently averaging 16 points per game in G-League, shooting 40 percent from 3.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 7, 2020
The 22-year old left-hander went undrafted out of Gonzaga in the 2019 NBA Draft, but signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors have seen more of Norvell than most other franchises, due to the Lakers and Warriors facing off four times in the preseason.
Norvell only made it into two NBA games with the Lakers, totaling five minutes of action. But he’s stayed active with the G League’s South Bay Lakers, even after being waived from his two-way contract in December.
The sharpshooter has been a scoring machine in the G League. He’s appeared in 29 games, including 17 starts, and is playing 29.7 minutes a night. In those minutes he’s averaging 15.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game, while shooting 39.4% from distance.
His presence helps the Warriors fill out their roster after they traded five players - D’Angelo Russell, Omari Spellman, Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, and Jacob Evans III - at the trade deadline. It helps the Warriors get to the minimum number of players needed.
Updated Warriors roster— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 7, 2020
Zach Norvell (10-day)
Marquese Chriss (two-way, full roster spot soon)
If you’re curious about where the Warriors stand from a cap and roster standpoint, here’s the latest:
Roster situation in Golden St.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 7, 2020
6 open roster spots
$3.1M below the tax
$3.6M of the midlevel to sign players to 2+ years
Tax hit on a minimum: $631,745 (as of 2/7)
Can sign 5 players but must stagger the signing dates