Lester Quinones returns to Warriors on two-way contract

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After impressing the Golden State Warriors during Summer League, Lester Quinones will return to the team on another two-way contract, as The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported.

Quinones, 22, spent the majority of last season with the Warriors G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. Quinones saw the court on 31 occasions in the G-League, averaging 21.8 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game.

“Guard Lester Quinones has agreed to return to the Golden State Warriors on a two-way NBA deal, per sources,” Charania Tweeted. “Quinones will enter training camp with a strong opportunity for full roster spot. He averaged 21.9 PPG, 4.4 APG and 4.1 RPG in seven Summer League games for the Warriors.”

During summer league, Quinones looked notably improved from the player we saw make four appearances with the Warriors in 2022-23. However, it was the young guard’s final games of the tournament that caught the eye of fans around the world, as he dropped 32 points on the Toronto Raptors. 

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According to an anonymous executive, who spoke with Spotrac’s Keith Smith at Las Vegas Summer League, Golden State believes that both Quinones and Gui Santos are capable of earning a full-time roster spot in the coming years.

“Both Lester (Quinones) and Gui (Santos) have been our best guys in both Summer Leagues. Lester is probably better than his two-way status, but we’ll see if there is room. Gui could benefit from a step up in league. I think eventually both will find their way on our roster at some point.”

Quinones will now be hoping to continue his development in the G-League in the hope of earning some regular-season minutes with the Warriors and potentially earning himself a full-time contract next summer.

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Story originally appeared on Warriors Wire

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