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Warriors Rumors: JaMychal Green to Sign Contract After Thunder Buyout

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJuly 19, 2022

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The Golden State Warriors are expected to sign forward JaMychal Green, who is working on a contract buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski provided the details:

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Veteran forward JaMychal Green is working toward a contract buyout with Oklahoma City, and once that’s completed and he’s cleared waivers, Green intends to sign with Golden State, sources tell ESPN.

Green averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game for the Denver Nuggets last year.

Denver traded Green and a 2027 protected first-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the draft rights to UCLA small forward Peyton Watson (No. 30 overall pick) and two future second-round selections in June.

Green adds more depth to a Warriors frontcourt that has lost Juan Toscano-Anderson in free agency and Nemanja Bjelica to join Turkish champion Fenerbache. They could also lose Andre Iguodala, who is currently pondering his future.

The Warriors' frontcourt looks like it's still in good shape, though, with the returns of starters Draymond Green and Kevon Looney alongside potential superstar Jonathan Kuminga off the bench.

That's all in addition to center James Wiseman, who is returning from a torn meniscus that has kept him out since April 2021.

Now Green is in the mix for the defending NBA champions. The 32-year-old had a rough three-point shooting year (26.6 percent) last season, but he's two years removed from hitting 39.9 percent of his shots from beyond the arc in 2020-21. He still shot an efficient 48.6 percent from the field overall last year, though, for a Nuggets team that reached the playoffs.

Ultimately, Green should provide quality minutes off the bench for the Dubs as they tweak their roster for the 2022-23 season.

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