Golden State Warriors announce squad for Summer League
June 29, 2022
Based on the preliminary roster that the Golden State Warriors have assembled, they could have a fairly balanced group for their Summer League season. There are four former first-round selections, six players aged 21 and below, and some previous participants from the Santa Cruz Warriors.
For the entire season, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody have been playing for the Warriors at the age of 19. They each have contributed to the team's success and are regarded as vital components of its Strength In Numbers effort.
During the season, Kuminga started 12 games and improved his scoring altogether in three playoffs. He also improved his three-point shooting percentage after the All-Star break. On the other hand, Moody started 11 of the team's 52 video games and, after struggling during the season, started playing significant minutes in the Western Conference Finals victory over Dallas.
Although both players should excel in the summer league, it's not likely that Kuminga will be able to participate due to his work with the Congo national team. He'll be joining the national team during the weekend.
Team's players at Summer League games
The players selected in the final week of the draft are expected to participate in Summer League games in Las Vegas and San Francisco. However, it's possible that Patrick Baldwin Jr., who was the 28th pick, might not be able to play in the California Traditional due to his ankle injury. He stated that his ankle is fine, but the Warriors are usually very cautious regarding players' injuries.
Aside from PBJ, followers can also get a glimpse of some of the other players selected during the second round. One of these is Ryan Rollins, a 20-year-old swingman from Toledo who will be playing against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Another player signed as a two-way contract after going undrafted is Lester Quiñones, a 6'5 guard from Memphis.
Quiñones briefly played with James Wiseman, a former teammate of Warriors' point guard Chris Chiozza. Due to his NCAA eligibility points, Quiñones could not participate in most video games. However, the Warriors hope that he can slide into Chiozza's role. Unfortunately, Chiozza is not eligible to sign a two-way contract.
Wiseman may not join Chase Middle
Wiseman hasn't played in the NBA since April 10th. It's also not likely that he'll be able to participate in the Chase Middle this summer. Anthony Slater noted that it's unlikely that Large Jim will be able to play this weekend. He's still easing back into full-contact practice.
Although Wiseman may play in the Summer League, he will not likely be able to contribute significantly. Even though he's been able to progress from his initial surgery, his recovery continues to be very fragile. Due to the unstable nature of his injury, it's also possible that he'll be back in court several times soon.
After spending the last two seasons playing in Australia, Justinian Jessup is expected to return to the US. He played for the Illawarra Hawks, an organization owned by Bryan Colangelo, a former NBA official.
During the last 12 months in the Summer League, The Snakepit scored 12.1 points per game, which is significantly higher than his efficiency. He's also likely to stay put in the NBA with the Warriors' current roster and questionable defensive capabilities.