The Golden State Warriors plan to re-sign the previously-waived forward Marquese Chriss to a two-way deal, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

The Warriors waived Chriss on Jan. 7 to make room for guard Damion Lee, who recently used up his 45 days as a two-way player, in order to clear a roster spot to convert Lee's contract to a standard NBA contract. Chriss will take Lee's two-way spot after it becomes vacant later on but will have a prorated 23 days to participate with the Warriors, (h/t Anthony Slater of The Athletic) while also developing with G League affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors.

Chriss, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, was a well-liked player in the Golden State locker room, and he was waived shortly after a Warriors road loss against the Sacramento Kings, dropping him off close to his family.

Lee played in two recent games against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers but did not participate in Sunday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, as his agent and the team continue to finalize the details of his new NBA contract. Lee's deal is expected to be done soon.

The prospect of keeping Chriss as a two-way player was discussed between the young big man and the Warriors' front office, which badly wanted to keep the 22-year-old after he proved himself as a training camp invite. He took the spot previously held by forward Alfonzo McKinnie.

Chriss averaged 7.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.0 assists through 37 games with the Warriors, including three starts. His two-way signing gives him a shot to stick with the team for the rest of the season and potentially earn a shot at a guaranteed contract after the trade deadline if any spots become vacant due to other moves the team makes.