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Warriors sign wing, are interested in another [report]


© Jim Dedmon | 2020 Jan 20


The Warriors added some more depth on Monday, and are reportedly interested in adding some more.

Golden State signed undrafted Louisville wing Dwayne Sutton to a two-way deal. Sutton, a three-and-D (35.4%) wing who was an excellent rebounder (8.2 per game) in college for his size (6-foot-5), will compete for a rotation spot.

That rotation spot will be harder to nail down if the Warriors also sign wing Nicolas Batum, who the Hornets reportedly plan on waiving after signing Gordon Hayward. The Warriors are one of six teams (Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors) interested in the Frenchman according to his agent.

Batum, soon to turn 32 years old, was a fringe All-Star as recently as 2017, but regressed steadily in Charlotte since then, and bottomed out last year averaging just 3.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 22 games.

While Batum couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn last season, he’s a career 35 percent 3-point shooter. If he can re-find that form (shot nearly 39% from three in 2018-19) he could provide some upside.

 

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