Warriors Rumors: Ky Bowman Agrees to 1-Year Contract After Going Undrafted

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2019

Boston College's Ky Bowman dribbles down court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Syracuse won 67-56. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
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Boston College guard Ky Bowman is reportedly signing a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to Jordan Schultz of ESPN and Adam Zagoria of the New York Times.

Bowman spent three years with the Eagles, averaging 19 points, 7.5 rebounds, four assists and 1.4 steals during his junior season. 

Those numbers earned him second-team All-ACC honors. 

According to Schultz, Bowman "could have been drafted, but did not want to commit to a two-way deal" that would have led to him spending the majority of his rookie season in the G-League.

So he bet on himself and landed on a Warriors team that will certainly need depth next season, with both Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant hitting free agency and likely out for most if not all of the 2019-20 season, even if they re-sign with the Dubs.

He'll join Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall and Alen Smailagic as Warriors rookies looking to carve out a role for themselves next season. And he'll try to join the ranks of previous undrafted players like Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, who was a thorn in the Warriors' side during the NBA Finals.

With playing time likely available for the Warriors next season, Bowman has a real chance to make his bet on himself look like a smart move. 

 

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