The Golden State Warriors are adding to their roster.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, who follows the NBA trade market, the Warriors agreed to terms on a three-year contract with Guy Santos on Sunday.
With the signing, the Warriors have filled the 14th spot on their 15-man roster. Instead of signing a veteran like Rudy Gay or Rodney McGruder, who worked out with the team during training camp, the Warriors opted to bring in the 2002-born Brazilian forward.
Santos is the only remaining player from Golden State’s 2022 NBA Draft class after Patrick Baldwin Jr. and Ryan Rollins were traded to the Washington Wizards this summer. Santos’ development since being selected 55th overall last year has impressed the organization.
Last season, Santos appeared in 43 games for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League, averaging 10.9 points, six rebounds and 2.4 assists on 48.4 percent shooting from the field and 32.8 percent from three-point range.
However, the 6-foot-9 Santos put on 20 pounds before playing in the Summer League last summer. At 200 pounds, his improved form was noticeable. 보스토토 도메인
In six Summer League games, Santos averaged 17.7 points per game. He also represented Brazil at the FIBA World Cup this summer, averaging 7.4 points in 17.9 minutes per game on 50 percent shooting from the field.
Meanwhile, when asked about his future at the Santa Cruz Warriors Fan Fest (an event where fans can watch games on screens without tickets) on March 22, Santos reiterated that “going to Golden State is my goal,” adding, “I really want to be there.”
Now that he’s achieved his goal, Santos is on the fast track to the NBA, even faster than he expected. Currently, Golden State has only Andrew Wiggins and Jonathan Cuminga as sizeable wing options. Although he won’t be in the main rotation, either in the closing or starting lineup, he should be able to play in the second or third unit sooner rather than later.