I Golden State Warriors next season will have a very different face than the one with which they won the title last month. The Dubs have already seen Gary Payton II (Blazers), Juan Toscano-Anderson (Lakers) and Otto Porter Jr (Raptors) leave in free agency in the early hours of the market, tonight they then also lost Damion Lee e Nemanja Bjelica. Lee, by the way Steph Curry’s brother-in-law, agreed to a one-year deal, probably at minimum wage, with the Phoenix Suns. Bjelica shocked everyone and decided to return to Europe, signing with Fenerbahçe. The Serbian forward had already played with the yellow and blue before the NBA, winning the Euroleague MVP in 2015.
Free agent guard Damion Lee has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, source tells ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2022
The Warriors were interested in bringing Nemanja Bjelica back on the veteran minimum, but they were informed today he has opted to leave the NBA entirely for a preferred situation on one of his former teams. Another rotation player lost. https://t.co/cca1glRwPA
– Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 1, 2022
But there are fortunately more than just departures: the Warriors have confirmed Kevon Looney, a key player in winning the title, with a three-year, $25.5 million total deal. The center will continue to represent Golden State’s “historic” group along with Curry, Thompson and Green. Then the Dubs got their hands on Donte DiVincenzo on a two-year, $9.3 million deal. The Italian-American comes from a very bad season, back from injury, with Milwaukee and Sacramento jerseys: for him 9.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists average in 42 games.
Free agent center Kevon Looney has agreed to a three-year, $25.5M deal to return to Golden State, sources tell ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2022