The NBA’s 2 p.m. PT deadline Wednesday to waive gamers earlier than their respective contracts are assured got here and went, and Damion Lee and Mychal Mulder each had been retained by the Warriors.
Lee and Mulder entered the 2020-21 season on non-guaranteed contracts with Golden State, however their respective play earned them full ensures for 2021. Lee will earn his base wage of about $1.7 million and Mulder will take his $1.5 million deal as properly.
Each gamers have non-guaranteed contracts for the 2021-22 season.
Whereas there was little doubt the Warriors would assure Lee’s contract, Mulder’s standing was a tad extra questionable. Coach Steve Kerr make clear the workforce’s determination to retain the 26-year-old throughout a video convention with reporters earlier than Golden State’s matchup in opposition to the Indiana Pacers.
“Only a nice human, nice teammate,” Kerri stated. “Anyone who stays prepared and produces while you name on him, and stays skilled and supportive and energetic after they’re not taking part in, these guys are large belongings to a workforce.”
“[Mulder] has turned himself into that,” he added. “Very happy with him, very glad for him that his contract is assured.”
RELATED: Ten second-half video games that might influence Warriors’ playoff hopes
As Kerr continues to tinker with Golden State’s rotations, Mulder seemingly will spend the majority of his time with the Warriors’ third unit. When Mulder has performed, he has made a direct influence, particularly past the 3-point line. In his second skilled season, Mulder is capturing 42.7 % from distance in 30 video games this season.
Lee, who’s in his third season with the Warriors, is averaging 6.4 factors and three.4 rebounds over 19.2 minutes per recreation.
Obtain and subscribe to the Dubs Discuss Podcast