Clippers sign former Warriors guard on training camp deal
The Los Angeles Clippers continue to make the necessary moves in the offseason as they look to mount a more significant challenge for the title in the coming campaign. Their latest transaction comes in the form of former Golden State Warriors point guard Ky Bowman, who has now reportedly signed a deal with the Clippers.
This report comes via The Athletic’s Shams Charania:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 25, 2020
The details of Bownman’s new deal were not revealed, but this is likely going to be a short-term contract, as the Clippers assess the 23-year-old’s value for the team.
Last season, Bowman joined the Warriors as an undrafted rookie. He averaged 7.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steals in 22.6 minutes per contest. While his numbers may have been modest, the 6-foot-1 point guard actually had a number of impressive performances for a banged up Dubs side last season.
Stephen Curry’s hand injury led to an increased role for Bowman — albeit temporarily — and the former Boston College standout delivered when called upon. Bowman’s best stint came in late November last year, when he had a five-game hot streak averaging 15.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.8 steals in 31.9 minutes per game (which included three starts). Bowman also knocked down 2.2 triples per contest during that stretch on a very impressive 52.4-percent clip.
The Warriors waived Bowman on Nov. 20.
Clearly, the Clippers saw the potential in Bowman, and they have decided to give him a chance. A spot on the roster is anything but guaranteed for Bowman, however, and as Shams expressed above, the Havelock, North Carolina native will need to work extremely hard in training camp to prove that he deserves a spot.