The Golden State Warriors will reportedly sign guard Mychal Mulder to a second 10-day contract. The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reports that the Warriors will wait until Tuesday to re-sign Mulder, whose first 10-day contract expired on Sunday.
The reasoning for the wait is simple: Tuesday, when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers, is the team’s next game, so it makes little sense to start the clock on his contract before then.
Mychal Mulder won’t sign his second 10-day today. Like with Dragan Bender, makes more sense for Warriors to wait until a gameday (they next play on Tuesday) to stretch control of second 10-day as long as possible.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 8, 2020
Mulder has been highly impressive in his six-game stint, which represents the first six games in his NBA career. The 25-year old 6-foot-4 sharpshooter is averaging 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game, and shooting 35.6% from beyond the arc.
He’s also displaying some strong defensive elements, but most notable has been the regularity with which Mulder is getting open from three-point range. Despite playing on an offensively-limited team that makes good looks harder to come by, Mulder is averaging 7.5 attempts from distance per night. Given how strong of a shooter he is (he’s making triples at a 39.9% rate in the G League this year), that ability to spring open is a huge asset.
Mulder’s story is a good one, as he went from junior college, to a tiny role on a Kentucky team, to a back-of-the-bench G Leaguer, to a G League star, and now to the NBA.
Given how badly the Warriors would like some bench shooting going forward, Mulder has a real chance on his next 10-day contract to earn a spot on next year’s team.