The Golden State Warriors have secured a two-way contract with wing Lester Quiñones, a promising player who excelled with the Dubs G-League affiliate last season and continued to impress during the summer. Quiñones’ performance last season earned him a 10-day contract with the Warriors, where he showcased his skills in four NBA contests. Despite his potential to make it to the active roster, the Warriors have opted for a two-way deal for Quiñones, which might impact his chances of cracking the team’s roster in the immediate future.
Last season with the Santa Cruz Warriors, Quiñones displayed his scoring ability, averaging an impressive 21.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game with solid shooting percentages of .451/.354/.778. These performances earned him a spot on the Warriors’ radar, leading to his 10-day contract. During those NBA games, Quiñones showed his versatility, recording 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal while shooting .400/.500/.600 in just 18 minutes of play.
Although Quiñones remains a favorite to earn a spot on the Warriors roster in the future, the team still needs to fill one spot on the active roster before the regular season commences. With several players expected to compete for the final spot during the preseason, Quiñones, locked into a two-way contract, might face tougher competition for a full-time roster spot.
In the past, the Warriors have used players on two-way contracts to fill the 15th spot on their roster to manage their luxury tax bill. Quiñones’ performance and development will be crucial in determining if he can eventually secure a full-time contract with the team.
During the Summer League, Quiñones showcased notable improvements from his appearances with the Warriors in the previous season. His standout game against the Toronto Raptors, where he scored 32 points, garnered attention from fans worldwide. The Warriors organization sees potential in Quiñones and believes he and Gui Santos have the capability to earn full-time roster spots in the future.