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Marquese Chriss open to 2-way contract with Warriors if nothing else is available

Marquese Chriss, Warriors

Marquese Chriss would be open to signing a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors if nothing else is available to him.

Chriss signed a training camp deal with the Warriors. The big man would like to get a guaranteed deal, even if it was with another team.

However, Chriss wouldn’t mind staying with the Warriors on a two-way deal if there aren’t any other teams interested in him:

Marquese Chriss played 14 minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Warriors’ preseason opener. He finished with eight points, six rebounds and four assists before fouling out.

Chriss has career averages of 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 197 games with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers while shooting 42.9 percent from the field, 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 62.8 percent from the free-throw line. He was the eighth overall pick in the 2016 Draft by the Suns.

Keeping Chriss on the roster would be a low-risk, high-reward move for the Warriors. Golden State would ask Chriss to protect the rim and play with energy when he comes into the game. The Warriors would hope their culture of winning rubs off on Chriss. As of right now, though, Golden State is dealing with a hard cap and would have to get rid of somebody else in order to give Chriss a guaranteed contract.