SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — The Golden State Warriors have waived center Marquese Chriss after suffering a loss to the Sacramento Kings Monday night, according to multiple reports.
The Warriors have cut Marquese Chriss. Presumably clears a roster spot for Damion Lee.READ MORE: UPDATE: Suspect, Victim Identified In Fatal Oakland Park Shooting in Front of Children
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 7, 2020
Warriors plan to complete a deal with G Damion Lee to keep him on 15-man roster, league source tells ESPN. He had run out of days on a two-way contract. Warriors waived Marquese Chriss to create a roster spot.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 7, 2020
The 22-year-old had the only non-guaranteed contract on the Warriors roster. He was averaging 7.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game this season.READ MORE: EPA Drops Trump-Era Challenge Of Redwood City Salt Ponds Protection
On Twitter, Chriss seemed to not be disheartened by the news, saying he’ll keep his head up.
I got u OG! https://t.co/sUQ8VORKbS
— Marquese Chriss (@quese) January 7, 2020
Anthony Slater, Warriors reporter for The Athletic, presumed that the Warriors’ waiving of Chriss was to clear a roster spot for guard Damion Lee, who is on a 45 day two-way contract. ESPN senior writer Adrian Wojnarowski later reported to confirm this plan.
Guard Ky Bowman is also running out of days on a similar contract. Bowman has played games with the Warriors’ G-League affiliate in Santa Cruz to extend his remaining time with the main team, which is in need of players.MORE NEWS: State-Of-The-Art $27 Million Tennis Facility Opening At SF’s Golden Gate Park
Following Monday’s 111-98 loss, which was also their fifth straight, the Warriors are now 9-29. They host Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.