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Reportedly, the Warriors are adding bulk to their training camp roster.
Golden State will sign Jess Johnson to an Exhibit 10 training camp deal, Shams Sharanya Athletic Club reported Thursday, citing sources. Johnson will compete for one of the two-way open Warriors contract spots.
An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal worth the league minimum that allows teams to convert it to a two-way contract before the regular season begins.
The 26-year-old, seven-foot-tall Johnson led the NBA in rebounding last season (13.5 per game) for the Santa Cruz Warriors. He also scored 9.4 points on 57.6 percent shooting and 1.3 blocks per game.
Johnson will be the tallest player in Warriors training camp. Only Dario Sarek (6-foot-10), Kevon Looney (6-foot-9) and rookie Trace Jackson Davis (6-foot-9) stand above 6-foot-7 on the team’s roster.
Lester Quinones is the only Warriors player Currently on a bi-directional contract for next season. The NBA now allows teams to carry three players in two directions, which means Golden State has two spots it can fill as training camp approaches.
The Warriors have relied heavily on two-way contract players in recent years. Last season, two-way players Ty Jerome and Anthony Lamb combined to play in 107 games. Lamb’s deal was two-way Converted into a standard NBA contract in March.
The Warriors will likely break camp in late September. Their first preseason game is scheduled for October 7 against the Los Angeles Lakers, and they are said to be The regular season will open October 24 vs. Phoenix Suns.