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Dub Hub, Daily Warriors Links for 3/7/23: What will the Warriors do with Anthony Lamb now that his two-way contract is over?

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There are only 17 games left in the regular season as the Golden State Warriors continue to make their final push for the playoffs. They currently hold the fifth seed in the West and have been playing well as of late despite dealing with absences from key players such as Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins.

The impact of their depth has been huge during this span; however, it may be taking a hit as last Sunday’s game marked the 50th game for Warriors two-way player Anthony Lamb. This means he’s reached the limit of his two-way contract and will be unable to play for the Warriors unless they convert his contract for the rest of the season. Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area says the Warriors will most likely convert Lamb’s contract while breaking down how the situation unfolded during a segment on Warriors Live.

Via NBC Sports Bay Area:

“(The Warriors) didn’t foresee this turning out the way that it did. What changed things was Andrew Wiggins’ absence. If Andrew was still here, (Anthony) Lamb wouldn’t be at 50 games. He would have had some inactive games because Wiggins is out there. But just like Ty Jerome who got more games because Steph (Curry) was out, Wiggins’ absence meant that Anthony Lamb was more important to this team and more necessary. So, Wiggins’ absence has had sort of an effect on what happened with Lamb.

“I think, in the end, (Lamb) is probably the guy that I think they end up signing — because he’s such a versatile guy, he can do so many little things. Now, if everybody’s healthy though, he’s not going to get big minutes. If everybody’s healthy, but how often have we had that this season.”

After Sunday’s game, head coach Steve Kerr shared his thoughts on Lamb’s situation. Kerr made the case for adding Lamb to the official roster, citing his ability to connect multiple lineups as a key factor.

The Warriors technically do not have an open roster spot to convert Lamb right now due to the 10-day contract they used on Lester Quinones. Quinones’ contract ends this Saturday, Mar. 11, meaning the Warriors will most likely convert Lamb on Mar. 13 before their game against the Phoenix Suns. Adding Lamb to the roster this way serves a purpose from a cap perspective as explained by GSWCBA on Twitter.

In the meantime, it should be interesting to see how Lamb’s minutes are spread out during the next three games. He currently averages 20.1 minutes per game which could mean bigger roles for Jonathan Kuminga and even Patrick Baldwin Jr. are on the horizon.

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