Warriors convert Anthony Lamb to full-time, sign Lester Quinones to two-way contract


After playing shorthanded for the past few games, the Warriors finally made some roster decisions on Thursday.

Golden State has converted Anthony Lamb’s two-way contract to a full-time roster spot while also signing Lester Quinones to a two-way contract. This likely means the Warriors won’t be pursuing a buyout candidate, as the roster now sits at 15 people.

Lamb has been in limbo since hitting his allotted 50 games as a two-way player on March 5. The Warriors squeezed some more games out of Lamb and fellow two-way player Ty Jerome by signing Quinones to a 10-day contract earlier this year, but Quinones never appeared with Golden State. Jerome can now suit up for three more games before exhausting his 50 games as a two-way player, now that Golden State has a 15-man roster.

According to @GSWCBA, the Warriors' salary and tax number sits at $352.8 million, down from the $359.7 million it was when James Wiseman was on the squad.

While Lamb has been polarizing for the fanbase in his first season with the Warriors, coach Steve Kerr has firmly been in his corner.

“Lamb does a whole lot of stuff people don’t recognize,” Kerr said in February. “He is one of our best defenders in terms of coming over and rotating and understanding our coverages. Hitting bodies, boxing out. He’s a good passer, good 3-point shooter. … He can play multiple positions”

Lamb’s addition has also been controversial due to rape allegations that were levied on him during his time at the University of Vermont, but he’s never been charged with anything and the Warriors have said they have done their due diligence by the league.

In 50 games this season, Lamb is averaging 20.1 minutes, 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Quinones, a 6-4 guard, was on a heater in the G League recently and averaged 21.4 points, 3.0 3-pointers, 7.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in 26 contests with Santa Cruz.

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