Zaza Pachulia, David West not expected back with Warriors
The fun may over in Golden State for a pair of veteran big men.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Saturday that versatile stretch forward Jonas Jerebko plans to sign with the Warriors upon clearing waivers.
Forward Jonas Jerebko plans to sign with the Golden State Warriors upon clearing waivers on Monday, league sources tell ESPN. Jerebko has a $4.2M salary that would need to be guaranteed if he's claimed.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2018
Anthony Slater of The Athletic then revealed that Jerebko’s expected arrival virtually guarantees that Zaza Pachulia and David West will not be back.
It was assumed, but the expected agreement with Jonas Jerebko basically puts an end to any thoughts of a reunion with Zaza Pachulia and David West. Roster at 13. McCaw (or another guard/wing) will make 14. That's where they plan to cap roster.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 7, 2018
While JaVale McGee signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, the Warriors already brought back Kevon Looney on a one-year minimum deal and, of course, signed DeMarcus Cousins to their one-year midlevel exception.
Pachulia and West were seeing little playing time anyway, and they probably won’t be hanging their heads too much. After all, they got two championship rings each and a fair amount of notoriety out of the ride.