Editor’s note: This story has been updated as contract details have emerged.
The Golden State Warriors announced on Tuesday that they signed shooting guard Mychal Mulder to a multi-year deal. Mulder had previously signed with the Warriors on a 10-day contract, which expired on Sunday.
Reports suggested that the team would sign him to a second 10-day contract before Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, but the team took it a step further.
The Warriors have signed guard Mychal Mulder to a multi-year contract: pic.twitter.com/9S7nRsm4vh— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 10, 2020
Warriors beat reporters have reported that 2020-21 is non-guaranteed for Mulder, similar to the contracts that Ky Bowman and Juan Toscano-Anderson have signed. ESPN’s Bobby Marks notes that the deal runs through 2021-22, with a partial guarantee next year if Mulder makes the roster.
Source: It’s a multi-year non-guaranteed minimum deal for Mychal Mulder.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 10, 2020
The Mulder three-year contract has a $200K (from $0) trigger date in 2020/21 if he’s on the roster to start the season. 2021/22 is full non-guaranteed. https://t.co/qC94nU78Zc— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) March 10, 2020
Mulder has impressed in his six-game stint with the Warriors, averaging 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game, and shooting 35.6% from beyond the arc. The Warriors have struggled in recent years to find shooting behind Steph Curry and Klay Thompson (wing bench staples such as Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston were not threats as shooters), so they’re surely impressed by Mulder’s nice stroke, and the fact that he’s been able to spring free for 7.5 attempts from distance per game.
The 25 year old has been one of the best stories in the NBA this year. After starting his collegiate career in junior college, Mulder transferred to Kentucky where he was a back-of-the-bench player. He spent three years in the G League, rising from a garbage time player to a star.
He finally made his NBA debut 12 days ago, and now he has his first serious NBA contract. Hard to beat that story. It’s a bright spot in a not-very-bright season for the Warriors.