The Golden State Warriors have signed G-League big man Jayce Johnson to an Exhibit 10 contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Johnson, who is 7’0″ tall and the leading rebounder in the G-League, was mentioned by Charania.
Although players from Exhibit 10 don’t frequently make NBA squads out of training camp, the Warriors have two roster spaces and two-way slots vacant and might use one of these on Johnson if he performs well. It makes logical that Golden State would be interested in Johnson because they have been missing in size over the past few seasons, especially with James Wiseman’s failure to live up to expectations.
Johnson should have a terrific opportunity to be among some of the most seasoned players and coaches in the game, even if he doesn’t land one of Golden State’s final roster places. The youthful big man should get a lot of knowledge by training under Steve Kerr and with guys like Steph Curry and Draymond Green.
Given that he participated in 32 games for the Warriors’ G-League club last year, Johnson is hardly a new member of the team. Johnson averaged 9.4 ppg and 13.5 rpg while playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors a year ago, and he also turned down more than one shot per game. The Warriors will give Johnson a look at their training camp since they are obviously impressed by his skill set.