The Golden State Warriors have finally filled their available two-way spots after signing Quinndary Weatherspoon to a deal.
The Warriors actually gave Weatherspoon the two-way deal as their qualifying offer at the beginning of free agency in June. However, it is only now that the former San Antonio Spurs guard put pen to paper. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the 25-year-old is expected to be able to play some minutes and help in the Warriors' rotation come the 2022-23 season.
As mentioned, it is the final two-way spot of Golden State, with rookie Lester Quinones holding the other.
Warriors have signed Quinndary Weatherspoon to a two-way contract. They’ve had the two-way qualifying offer out to him since the beginning of free agency. There’s belief he can help them in rotation minutes next season.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 23, 2022
In the past season, Quinndary Weatherspoon spent most of his time with the Dubs' G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. He signed a 10-day contract with the team last December and did enough to earn a two-way deal for the rest of the 2021-22 season.
Weatherspoon averaged 2.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in the 11 games he played for the Warriors in 2021-22. In the G League, though, he impressed and put up 25.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.1 steals in 20 outings from the franchise.
It remains to be seen if Weatherspoon can earn a standard NBA deal, though it speaks volumes that the Warriors decided to bring him back for another shot. With Golden State needing guard depth as well, it could provide him with the opportunity to work for a regular roster spot.
After getting drafted 49th overall in the second round of the 2019 Draft, Weatherspoon has been bouncing around in the NBA and the G League. He played with the Spurs on a two-way deal as well, but hopefully this time, he can finally get a good break.