We’ve known for a little while that the Golden State Warriors would convert Juan Toscano-Anderson’s two-way contract before the season ended, and give him a deal for next year. We just didn’t know what the details would be.
Now we do. According to a report from The Athletic, the Warriors have signed Toscano-Anderson to a two-year deal with that will provide him with additional salary for this season, and a fully-guaranteed minimum salary for next season.
Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson is signing a new two-year deal with Golden State, with additional money tacked onto this season and 2021-22 fully guaranteed at the minimum salary, sources tell me and @anthonyVslater. https://t.co/NRe25WBeEr— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 13, 2021
The fully guaranteed contract confirms what had become apparent in the last few weeks: JTA will have a role on the 2021-22 Warriors. Golden State has made a habit of doling out late-season multi-year contracts — they did it with Toscano-Anderson, Mychal Mulder, Damion Lee, and Marquese Chriss in the past — but those contracts were all partially guaranteed or non guaranteed. The full guarantee provides Toscano-Anderson the comfort and security that he has very much earned to enter the offseason and next year’s training camp knowing that his spot on the roster is already set.
The bump in pay for the final few days of the season is also a nice gesture given everything Toscano-Anderson has provided this year.
With JTA finally getting his roster spot, the Warriors will finalize their two-way contract with Jordan Bell. According to reports, that will be done tonight, and Bell will be available for the Warriors game on Friday.
As I've previously reported, Jordan Bell will sign a two-way deal with the Warriors today. Should be available tomorrow against New Orleans. As far as Juan Toscano-Anderson, I've confirmed the @ShamsCharania report that he's signing a guaranteed two-year deal.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 13, 2021
With the midseason amendment to the two-way contract rules, Bell will be eligible to play in the Warriors play-in and playoff games. He’s unlikely to play any meaningful role, but can provide center depth should anything happen to Kevon Looney.