The Warriors intend to sign two-way forward Juan Toscano-Anderson a standard contract next week, according to Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Toscano-Anderson, 28, is 6-foot-6 and his hustling play has made him a key part of the Warriors’ rotation. He enters the weekend with averages of 5.4 points and 4.2 rebounds, while shooting a sizzling 58 percent from the field.
Per Slater, terms of Toscano-Anderson’s new contract are still being finalized. The Warriors have a portion of their taxpayer mid-level exception remaining should they wish to give Toscano-Anderson a multiyear deal.
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- Along with the Toscano-Anderson move, the Warriors are bringing back free agent center/forward Jordan Bell, according to Charania and Slater. Bell’s career started with Warriors, but he has bounced around the league since then, including runs with the Timberwolves and Grizzlies, and a couple of stints with the Wizards. He also was in training camp with the Cavaliers.
- Both the Toscano-Anderson and Bell transactions are expected to be finalized by next week, Charania and Slater reported. Bell will be eligible for the playoffs.
- Meanwhile, small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is expected to miss at least another week with torn ligaments in his left wrist and a fracture on his palm, the team announced (via Connor LeTourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle). The injury will not require surgery. A source told LeTourneau that Oubre missing two weeks is “a real possibility.”