Warriors to take closer look at former lottery pick

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Golden State Warriors have extended a training camp invite to Jerome Robinson. For the past two seasons, Robinson has been playing for the Warriors G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, where the former 13th overall pick has impressed.

Last season, Robinson participated in 24 games for Santa Cruz, averaging 14.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists, shooting 46.3% from the field and 36.5% from 3-Point range.

The season prior, Robinson played in 22 games, putting up 20.2 points per game. Golden State’s current roster has two open spots, so Robinson will have an opportunity to earn himself an NBA contract if he can impress the coaching staff during training camp.

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Robinson may face some stiff competition for a full-time roster spot with the Warriors. During NBA Summer League, both Lester Quinones and Gui Santos flashed legitimate improvements in their games and could push to have their two-way status converted into a full-scale NBA contract. According to a team personnel member who spoke with Spotrac’s Keith Smith, the Warriors believe both Summer League standouts will eventually find a role for themselves on the roster.

“Both Lester (Quinones) and Gui (Santos) have been our best guys in both Summer Leagues,” The personnel member told Smith. “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.”

The Warriors have already improved their roster during the off-season, adding Chris Paul, Cory Joseph, Brandin Podziemski, Trayce Jackson-Davis, and Dario Saric. Mike Dunleavy also secured the long-term future of Draymond Green.

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As such, the Warriors will likely be looking to utilize veteran minimum contracts to help round out the end of their bench, as Golden State’s ownership group already faces the prospect of paying a record amount in luxury tax fees. While Golden State’s fans will be hoping the new look roster can bring another championship back to the Chase Center.

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Story originally appeared on Warriors Wire



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