The Warriors will ink free agent point guard Chris Chiozza to a one-year contract, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). Anthony Slater of The Athletic adds (via Twitter) that Chiozza will join the club on a two-way deal.
After going undrafted in 2018 out of Florida, the 5’11” guard logged time with the Wizards, Rockets, and Nets between 2018-2021, as well as all those clubs’ respective NBA G League affiliates.
Most recently, after spending part of the 2019/20 season with the Nets on a two-way contract, Chiozza returned to Brooklyn ahead of the 2020/21 season. He did not carve out a consistent roster spot during his most recent season with the Nets, a club loaded with backcourt options. He appeared in 22 games with the Nets, averaging 4.0 PPG, 3.0 APG and 1.1 RPG across 10.5 MPG.
As a two-way player, Chiozza can only suit up for a maximum of 50 games with Golden State, and will spend portions of the season with the Warriors’ NBAGL affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Woj opines that Chiozza will have a chance to compete for some rotation time as a reserve point guard for Golden State. Chiozza will compete with Gary Payton II, Mychal Mulder and probably Nico Mannion (the club’s incumbent two-way player, currently a restricted free agent) for backup point guard minutes behind veteran Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry.
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