Warriors Rumors: Chasson Randle Signs Contract; Was Playing in CBA

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 1, 2020

Washington Wizards guard Chasson Randle warms up before an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Chasson Randle is signing a contract with the Golden State Warriors, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Randle, 27, had been playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, though the league has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. Per that report, he agreed to a settlement with Tianjin to leave the league and sign with an NBA team. 

Randle last played in the NBA in the 2018-19 season, appearing in 49 games for the Washington Wizards (two starts), averaging 5.5 points and 2.0 assists in 15.2 minutes per game. In 75 career games over three seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks and Wizards, he's averaged 5.4 points and 1.7 assists per contest.

He'll offer the Warriors much-needed depth at point guard, with Stephen Curry expected to return to game action soon after missing the majority of the season with a broken hand and Ky Bowman dealing with a sprained ankle. 

That has left the Dubs without a natural point guard. Damion Lee and Mychal Mulder filled that role in a 115-99 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.

The coronavirus outbreak continues to affect basketball overseas, meanwhile. Several EuroCup and Euroleague games are being played behind closed doors, without spectators or journalists, while South Korea's Korean Basketball League was put on hiatus and will hold the remainder of its games behind closed doors, per Givony.

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Japan's leagues have also been on hiatus amid the outbreak.