Weatherspoon was the 49th pick of the 2019 draft after four college seasons at Mississippi State. He spent his first two seasons with the Spurs on a two-way deal, appearing in 31 NBA games with modest averages in limited minutes. Players are only able to spend two years on two-way contracts with the same team, and he didn’t get promoted to a standard deal.
The 25-year-old guard caught on with the Warriors, signing an Exhibit 10 training camp deal, but was waived before the season started and spent the first few months with Golden State’s G League affiliate in Santa Cruz. He signed a 10-day hardship club with the Warriors at the end of December, and when that ran out, he received a two-way contract which he remained on for the rest of 2021/22.
Weatherspoon averaged 2.7 PPG and 1.3 RPG in 11 games (6.6 MPG) for the defending champions, but he was much more product for the G League squad, averaging 25.3 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.1 APG and 2.1 SPG on .523/.282/.887 shooting in 20 regular season games (30.9 MPG).
Golden State issued Weatherspoon a one-year, two-way qualifying offer in June to make him a restricted free agent, and Michael Scotto of HoopsHype confirms (via Twitter) that he signed that QO.
The Warriors now have both two-way slots filled. Undrafted rookie Lester Quinones holds the other.