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Report: Warriors trade Damian Jones, 2nd-round pick to Hawks for Omari Spellman

Omari Spellman, Hawks

The Golden State Warriors have traded their center Damian Jones along with a second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for big man Omari Spellman, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

In a shocking development, the Warriors have now parted ways with a large part of their roster, leaving only Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney as the only players to have played for the team for four or more seasons.

Jones was heading into the fourth year of his NBA career, but the questions swarming his long-term durability had become a real concern around the organization.

The 7-footer suffered a torn pectoral muscle in early December, which was likely to sideline him for the rest of the season. However, he returned during the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers, only to play scrap minutes from Games 1-3.

Those along his two minutes in garbage time of the NBA Finals totaled only nine for the postseason, leaving plenty of uncertainty regarding his health and his potential status heading into next season.

Spellman is a capable big whom the Warriors had eyed in last year’s draft, coming only two picks after Jacob Evans, whom Golden State drafted with the 28th overall pick.

The Villanova product has some range to his game and could produce as a stretch-four, now likely reuniting with Eric Paschall, who was a four-year player with the Wildcats.