Final week, energy ahead Marquese Chriss (the eighth total decide within the 2016 NBA Draft), was traded from the Golden State Warriors to the San Antonio Spurs in one of many much less notable strikes of the commerce NBA commerce deadline.
Although proficient and projected to be a rotation participant for the Warriors in 2020-21, fractured fibula has stored the previous lottery select for all however the season. In consequence, buying and selling Chriss would grow to be an economical transfer that forestalls Golden State from paying luxurious tax for a participant who wouldn’t even have the ability to go well with up for them earlier than it expires within the offseason.
Now, as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Chriss shall be searching for a brand new residence after the Spurs launched him with a view to create a roster spot to signal veteran huge man Gorgui Dieng.
Dieng, who was closely recruited by opposing groups after being waived by the Memphis Grizzlies, will fill the void left by former All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge (who reached a buyout settlement with San Antonio earlier than signing with the Brooklyn Nets).
An eight-year veteran, the Senegalese middle shall be a strong contributor the bench.
In 22 video games with Memphis this season, Dieng has averaged 7.9 factors and 4.5 rebounds per sport whereas taking pictures a powerful .479 % from past the arc.