Omari Spellman doesn’t want to let Warriors down after trading for him from Hawks
The Golden State Warriors have been the most dominant franchise in the NBA for years now. Besides winning three championships and making five Finals appearances in the last five years, they also set the regular season winning record and had at least three future Hall of Famers play under them. Even though the dynasty has been broken, many NBA players would still love to come and play for the franchise. Omari Spellman is one of those players.
The former Atlanta Hawk was traded to the Warriors this offseason, and it’s an understatement to say that he is excited to play for the team. The forward is ready to suit up in San Francisco and is focused on not letting the Dubs down after they took a chance on him.
“It’s a great feeling knowing that an organization like the Golden State Warriors wants you to be a part of it. Great feeling for me, and for me moving forward, just not wanting to let those guys down.” – Omari Spellman on Dubs wanting him last year and trading for him this year. pic.twitter.com/vwEajWcv1S
— Warriors Nation (@WarriorNationCP) July 9, 2019
Spellman will be entering the second year of his NBA career after posting a solid but unspectacular rookie season. He posted averages of 5.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and one assist in 46 games with the Hawks. Additionally, he shot 40 percent from the field and 34 percent from 3-point range.
Clearly, these aren’t overly impressive numbers. However, Spellman is only 21 and still has plenty of room to grow.
If anyone is going to spur this improvement, it’s the Warriors. They have a great track record of helping young players become solid role players. Kevon Looney, Quinn Cook and Jordan Bell are all examples of this. Spellman could be next on this list.