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

The Warriors made a move with the No. 52 pick well before they were on the clock in the 2024 NBA Draft.

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

Athletic’s Shams Charania first announced the newsciting sources.

The Warriors plan to keep Waters III past his Saturday guarantee date, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reportedciting sources, adding that they value the 26-year-old goaltender 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 the Thunder, his hometown team, in February 2022, and a year later the team converted his contract to a standard multi-year NBA deal.

Waters III averaged 5.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.7 percent from 3-point range, with 1.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 104 NBA games.

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