The 25-year-old guard, Quinndary Weatherspoon, is returning to the Golden State Warriors on a two-way contract. An official tweet from the franchise’s Twitter handle confirmed the agreement.
If nothing unexpected happens, Weatherspoon will become the first player in NBA history to play on a two-way contract for at least a portion of four consecutive seasons. This occurs after he investigated the free-agency market for more than a month and received no offers for a minimum-term contract.
The Warriors have signed Quinndary Weatherspoon to a two-way contract.
Quinndary appeared in four games last season with the Dubs, averaging 2.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. pic.twitter.com/QcxiEpFZ4P
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) July 23, 2022
Weatherspoon averaged 2.7 PPG and 1.3 RPG for the reigning champions in 11 games (6.6 MPG), but he was a far better player for the G League team, averaging 25.3 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.1 APG, and 2.1 SPG on.523/.282/.887 shooting in 20 regular season games (30.9 MPG).
Other teams were less inclined to offer the 25-year-old a minimum contract because the Warriors restricted him by making a two-way qualifying offer. They were aware that the franchise might match any deal they made with the athlete.
Quinndary isn’t necessarily bound to a two-way even though he thought he had accomplished enough to transition from a two-way contract to a conventional NBA deal. These agreements are frequently flexible, allowing teams to terminate two-way agreements or change them to standard agreements without losing any money.
Weatherspoon’s and other players’ performance in training camp could determine whether they remain on a two-way contract. To fight for a roster spot, the Warriors have signed guard Mac McClung to a non-guaranteed, standard contract. Trevion Williams, a center from Purdue who went undrafted, has accepted an Exhibit 10 contract and has been extended an invitation to training camp.
Quinndary and guard Lester Quinones are the only players on the Warriors’ roster with two-way contracts out of the team’s 13 guaranteed players. The squad will probably start the season with 14 players on a 15-man roster because it is already much over the luxury tax threshold.