San Antonio Spurs fans who wanted to see the team do something at the trade deadline are getting just that: something. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Golden State Warriors have to sent Marquese Chriss and some cash to San Antonio to save on luxury tax for an injured player. The Warriors will reportedly receive the rights to Spurs 2015 second round pick Cady Lalanne in return.
Chriss goes with cash to Spurs, which saves Warriors on luxury tax for an injured player.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021
Chriss, a former college teammate of Dejounte Murray’s at the University of Washington, fractured his right fibula two games into the season and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season as he recovers. He is on the final year of a two-year deal and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so it remains to be seen if he will ever see the court as a Spur.
Drafted 8th overall by the Phoenix Suns, the 6’9” power forward’s career has spanned across three other teams, including the Rockets, Cavaliers and Warriors. His best season came last year with the Warriors, where he averaged 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting .545 from the field. He is a career sub-.300 shooter from three, with his career high being .312 his rookie season.
In other news, the Spurs are currently working on LaMarcus Aldridge’s buyout, so that news should be coming very soon.