According to sources who spoke with Anthony Slater of The Athletic (X link, formerly known as Twitter), the Warriors intend to sign free agents Javonte Green and Yuri Collins.
According to Slater, Golden State discarded Kendric Davis, Javan Johnson, and Donovan Williams to make room on the roster. The contracts for the three players’ training camps were not guaranteed. The Warriors formally announced the release of Williams, Johnson, and Davis on Twitter.
All five players are anticipated to play for the Warriors’ NBA G League affiliate in Santa Cruz, according to Slater, who also reports that Green and Collins are expected to be dismissed. Slater’s story clearly implies that Green and Collins will be signing Exhibit 10 contracts, which would entitle both players to a bonus of up to $75,000 if they spend at least 60 days with Santa Cruz, even though the contents of the deals were not made public.
The 30-year-old Green played four seasons in the NBA with Chicago and Boston. The 6’4′′ guard/forward’s 2022–2023 stat line was restricted to 32 games because of a persistent right knee issue. With 186 regular season games played (15.8 MPG), Green—a powerful athlete and defender with limited offensive ability—has career averages of 5.1 PPG and 2.8 RPG on.534/.342/.753 shooting.
Collins, a 6’0′′ point guard out of Saint Louis, was not selected in the June draft. Last season, in 32 games (35.1 MPG), he averaged 11.2 PPG, 10.1 APG, 3.3 RPG, and 1.3 SPG on.442/.319/.735 shooting. Collins, a member of the All-Atlantic 10 First Team the previous two seasons, played Summer League with the Warriors.
The Warriors will have 20 players under contract after Green and Collins’ official signings, one less than the preseason cap.