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Warriors announce the signing of Quinndary Weatherspoon

The Warriors’ preseason roster jumps back up to 20 players

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It seemed that with Langston Galloway’s recent waiving, the Golden State Warriors were signaling a ramp up of cuts. Apparently, that doesn’t seem to be the case as of yet.

The Warriors signed free-agent guard Quinndary Weatherspoon, the team announced today, bringing their preseason roster total back to 20.

Weatherspoon, listed as a 6’3” shooting guard, was the 49th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He played in 31 games over the past two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.

His numbers don’t particularly stand out. He averages just 6.4 minutes per game, with a line of 1.9 points, 0.6 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.1 blocks. Shooting splits of 40/18/78 aren’t too enticing, either.

He also spent considerable time with the Spurs’ G League affiliate Austin Spurs, averaging 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.05 steals in 29.1 minutes per game.

The announcement did not specify what kind of contract the Warriors signed Weatherspoon to, but it’s reasonable to assume that it may be an Exhibit 10 contract, giving them flexibility to convert him to a two-way contract should he warrant it, or waive him before the start of the regular season without taking a cap hit.

Whatever the case, the purpose of this move may be to expand their two-way options. Chris Chiozza already occupies one of the two allotted two-way spots, with only Mychal Mulder being qualified to take the other. The addition of Weatherspoon gives Mulder some competition.