The Golden State Warriors lost a fan favorite on Thursday after reports emerged of Juan Toscano-Anderson agreeing to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. JTA was no star, but there's also no denying that he will be missed by Dub Nation.
Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has caught wind of the news and he quickly took to Twitter to send a heartfelt message to his soon-to-be ex-teammate:
“Always a champ and always doing it for Oakland…good luck my guy Juan T,” Curry wrote in his tweet.
Always a champ and always doing it for Oakland…good luck my guy Juan T pic.twitter.com/thUW4OGyDi
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 1, 2022
According to reports, Toscano-Anderson agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers for the minimum salary. He is now set to join LeBron James and Co. where JTA will likely need to fight for minutes in the rotation of new head coach Darvin Ham.
Last season, the 29-year-old was an integral member of the bench for coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors. Toscano-Anderson played 73 games for the Dubs, averaging 4.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 13.6 minutes per contest. You have to note, though, that JTA is now an NBA champ, and this definitely has to count for something.
Toscano-Anderson is now entering Year 4 of his career after spending his first three seasons in Golden State.