The Warriors did not lose Marquese Chriss for long.
The 22-year-old forward and Golden State are working toward a two-way deal, as first reported by The Undefeated.
The Warriors waived Chriss last week to create roster room for Damion Lee, who himself had been on a two-way deal.
Essentially, the Warriors can flop Lee and Chriss, who has 23 days with the NBA team before he would have to head to the G League, taking him to about mid-March.
By signing Chriss, the Warriors would have better chances of keeping him next season, as he would become a restricted free agent at season’s end — meaning the Warriors could match any offer sheet from opposing teams.
Chriss, a 6-foot-9 big man and Sacramento native, has impressed as an energy-filled dunker who’s gotten a lot of minutes this season after stints with Phoenix, Houston and Cleveland. In 17.7 minutes per game, he’s averaging 7.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 49 percent from the field.