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Warriors plan to sign JaMychal Green
Stretch 4 checkbox checked
The new guy by quick numbers
Brief snapshot from Cleaning The Glass:
He has been a good stretch 4, until last year his shooting fell off a cliff.
Not a particularly good defender, average rebounder.
Presumably if he was a good defender with deadeye three pointer, there’s no way the Warriors could afford him.
But he looks like someone wanting a showcase for a comeback year, and GSW is just the right place for that.
The scouting report
It was asked below what happened to JaMychal Green last season. According to this year-end review article https://www.denverstiffs.com/2022/5/11/23066585/denver-nuggets-season-in-review-jamychal-green it was because they moved him from backup PF to backup C, where he struggled and replaced by Cousins, and Zeke had taken over backup PF, but then got hurt so JMG played more PF. Key quote:
“The expectations were much higher for Green this year than what ultimately occurred. Put in a difficult position and asked to play the center position, JaMychal really struggled, especially on the offensive end, to find his role for much of the year. When he slid over to power forward, things got better, but not so much that it put to rest any questions the Nuggets may have about his future in Denver. Zeke Nnaji outplayed him for much of the season, and had he been healthy post All-Star break, it’s possible JaMychal doesn’t play at all down the stretch.”
(Update) How definite is this?
This looks pretty definite to me. A buy-out is an agreement that
OKC will waive Green
if any team grabs him off waivers, they take over his complete contract
Very likely no team wants him at his current $8M contract
Even if they did, they would need the cap space or trade exception space to fit him. The contenders that might want JMG are not usually in this category.
if he clears waivers, now Green is a free agent, but OKC is still on the hook for the guaranteed $ in his contract
but in advance, they have agreed if he clears waivers, he will agree to restructure his contract to reduce the guaranteed $
any contract $ he gets as a free agent will by default be subtracted from what OKC owes him (“set-off”), but usually in buyouts this set-off is waived
The Roster Today
Ryan Rollins (probably)
Quinndary Weatherspoon (TW-QO)
Lester Quiñones (TW)
Patrick Baldwin Jr.
Andre Iguodala would be the 14th man, and appears to have a spot held for him at GSW; it’s up to him whether he’ll come back to the NBA grind or be a rich venture capitalist.
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