Warriors to sign Damion Lee on a two-way contract
LAS VEGAS — The Warriors have added a familiar face to their roster. They have reached an agreement to sign Damion Lee to a two-way contract, league sources confirmed to Bay Area News Group. ESPN first reported the story.
Lee is the future brother-in-law of Warriors guard Stephen Curry and is engaged to his sister, Sydel. Lee, who went undrafted out of the University of Louisville in 2016, also played with the Warriors’ G-League affiliate in Santa Cruz in the 2017-18 season before the Atlanta Hawks picked him up in late March. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Lee averaged 10.7 points in 40.8 percent and 4.7 rebounds in 26.9 minutes through 15 games.
The Warriors have wanted to sign players to two-way deals that can play substantial minutes on an at-needed basis. The Warriors have also wanted to bolster their bench with young scorers.
Per terms of a two-way contract, the 25-year-old Lee can spend up to 45 days with the Warriors in practices and games. Otherwise, Lee will spend the rest of his time in Santa Cruz. The Warriors can sign up two players on two-way deals.
The Warriors currently have 13 players under contract, and are expected to re-sign guard/forward Patrick McCaw. The Warriors granted him a $1.7 million qualifying offer to become a restricted free agent, but he has currently waited to see what other offers he can attract. The Warriors are expected to keep their final regular-season roster spot open for financial and flexibility purposes.