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Free Agency Watch, Day 3: Otto Porter Jr and Nemanja Bjelica sign, who's next?
Two big shooters.
We looked at Otto Porter Jr on Day 2. Here is a very quick look at Nemanja Bjelica:
In 2020, Bjelica became one of 10 players in NBA history 6-foot-10 or taller to shoot .419 3P% in a season (with at least 300 3PA). goldenstateofmind.com/2021/8/3/22607…
Agreements with Bjelica (confirmed, Woj first) and Porter addresses two of three Warriors needs with players w/injury history caveat. Good players, but risky for a team with top-4 WC aspirations
The Warriors will need to waive one of Gary Payton II, Mychal Mulder, or Damion Lee at some point to make room for Bjelica on the 15-man roster if they don't open up a spot through trade. GP2 is the most likely casualty as a third of his contract ($659k) guarantees on 8/11.
Story on the Warriors signing Nemanja Bjelica to a veteran minimum contract and the role he can potentially fill.