Game 9: GSW @ Denver. Gui Santos scouting report. Plus open thread.
The definition of schedule loss, but they don’t play the games on a spreadsheet…
The Warriors have officially signed Gui Santos
From Brazil to The Bay! The Warriors have signed forward Gui Santos. Gui has subsequently been assigned to the team’s G League affiliate, the @gleaguewarriors
His first name is pronounced Ghee, like the butter.
Inspirational verse by GSW summer league coach Jacob Rubin postgame Jul 9 and July 11.
Gui Santos getting downhill
With Gui, it started with the ability for him to just get his body to that next level. You know when we had him last year in summer league compared to where he is now, he's just a different animal. What you see is someone who can play with the ball in their hands and he can score and he can facilitate. He's kind of one of those bigger wings who can play with the ball and he can really get downhill, right?
He's great using his body. He's great with his angles, you know, you guys have already seen in summer league so far he's had a couple of post-ups, he has a couple times where he drives and he's able to create angles and spin and up and unders and all that stuff but also he's a really good passer. He's a really kind of fluid passer who sees the next play, who sees the game really well.
So for us, we just want to keep getting the ball in his hands. He's someone who when he gets the ball and is going downhill is really tough to stop you know and so if we can just get him reps upon reps upon reps so that he continues to make you know good decisions and then continue to challenge him defensively.
Why hasn’t GSW already signed Gui Santos to a Two-Way Contract?
This involves some NBA capology, but in short, they couldn’t buy out his Brazilian contract unless he got a full roster spot.
However, signing Santos to a two-way deal might prove to be a challenge. He appears to be under contract for his team in Brazil through the 2023-24 season, and securing his services in the NBA next season would require a buyout.
The problem there is that NBA teams cannot make payments for international players for the purpose of signing them to two-way contracts or Exhibit 10 deals. If the Warriors want to buy him out, they would have to sign him to the 15-man roster. There is a scenario in which Santos could buy himself out of his current deal, or negotiate an alternative with his Brazilian team.
It is more likely that Golden State will continue to stash Santos this season. If he continues to develop, the team will have a prospect worth keeping once it is able to sign him outright.
Also Larry C’s CBA FAQ:
A Two-Way contract cannot contain an option or ETO (see question number 57), and cannot contain bonuses, incentives, deferred compensation, loans or advances (see question number 115). A 10-Day contract (see question number 80) cannot also be a Two-Way contract. An international player payment (see question number 77) cannot be provided when signing a Two-Way contract. A Two-Way contract cannot be extended (see question number 58) or renegotiated (see question number 59).
What are the details of his three-year contract?
We don’t know absolutely for sure, but here’s what’s been reported.
But don’t expect Santos to jump into the mix. He will spend the majority of his time in Santa Cruz this season, continuing to develop. This is a financially motivated move. Because the Warriors drafted Santos late in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft, they can sign him with the second-round pick exception, limiting the tax hit. It’s somewhere around $10 million to $15 million more in savings than signing an undrafted player or veteran into that 14th slot.
Santos is signing a three-year deal, but the contract is partially guaranteed for this season and it’ll be non-guaranteed for the following two seasons, giving the Warriors roster flexibility, should it be needed.
[The new Collective Bargaining Agreement] also introduced the second-round pick exception, which will give teams the ability to have more options to sign those players drafted in the second round.
The exception allows teams to sign second-round picks to a three-year deal, with a first-year salary worth up to the minimum for a player with one year of service, or a four-year deal, with a first-year salary worth up to the minimum for a player with two years of service.
The contracts each contain a team option for the final year.
WATCH: NBCSN Bay Area
WHEN: 2023-11-08 7:00 PM Pacific
WHO: Golden State Warriors @ Denver
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