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The Warriors are adding depth in the backcourt. After waiving guard Ky Bowman, who reportedly has interest around the league, Golden State is looking elsewhere. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that will come from former Celtics point guard and basketball journeyman Brad Wanamaker.
Free agent G Brad Wanamaker has agreed to a one-year, $2.25M deal to join the Golden State Warriors, his agent Steve McCaskill tells ESPN. Wanamaker played a productive role with Celtics – and now’s expected to see some significant minutes as Steph Curry’s backup.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
In Wanamaker’s second season with Boston, he averaged 6.9 points on 44.8 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from three and an astonishingly efficient 92.6 percent from the free throw line, while adding 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Wanamaker didn’t get his chance in the NBA until the 2018-19 season with the Celtics. Prior to that, he bounced around Europe, playing for two Italian teams after going undrafted in 2011. After briefly returning to the then-D-League, he played in France, then Italy, then Germany in 2015, where he won Finals MVP with German team Brose Baskets. Following two solid seasons in Turkey, he made his NBA debut with Boston in that 2018-19 season.
According to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, the Warriors will use part of their mid-level exception to sign Wanamaker, who is a reliable, effort defender.
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— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 22, 2020