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Quentin Batalillon

General News 2024

Warriors trade draft pick to Thunder for Lindy Waters III – NBC Sports Bay Area and California

The Warriors made their move with the 52nd pick well before the 2024 NBA Draft got underway.

Golden State traded that second-round selection to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday for Lindy Waters III, a source confirmed to Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area.

The Shams Charania of athletics first reported the newswith reference to sources.

The Warriors plan to keep Waters III past his guarantee date on Saturday. Anthony Slater of Athletic reports thissources quote, adding that they see the 26-year-old guard as a deep rotation option. He will be paid $2.2 million next season.

After going undrafted in 2020, Waters III signed with the Enid Outlaws of The Basketball League. Waters III joined the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s G League affiliate, in October 2021 and averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game in his first season with the Blue.

Waters III signed a two-way contract with his hometown team the Thunder in February 2022, and a year later the team converted his deal to a multi-year standard NBA contract.

Waters III has averaged 5.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.7 percent from three-point range, with 1.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 104 NBA games.

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