The Warriors are still waiting on Patrick McCaw to sign his qualifying offer, but Golden State reportedly brought in some backcourt depth in the meantime.
The two-time defending champions are set to sign ex-Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis to an Exhibit 10 contract, according to The Athletic and ESPN. Ulis chose to sign with the Warriors over the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets, ESPN's Marc Spears reported Friday.
Source: Warriors signing former Suns guard Tyler Ulis to an Exhibit 10 contract. He'll be with them in camp.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 22, 2018
Free agent guard Tyler Ulis picked the Warriors over Houston and Sacramento for an Exhibit 10 contract, a source said.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) September 22, 2018
Ulis averaged 7.8 points and 23.4 minutes per game in 71 appearances with the Suns last season. He started 43 games, two of which came in April against the Warriors.
The 22-year-old, who the Suns drafted in the second round in 2016, figures to have a tough time cracking the Warriors rotation. Point guards Stephen Curry, Shaun Livingston, and Quinn Cook are all going to be ahead of him on the depth chart, and Ulis' lack of size (5-foot-10, 150 pounds) makes time at the other guard spot unlikely.
That explains his contract, then. An Exhibit 10 deal means that Ulis will receive a bonus of up to $50,000 if he signs with the G-League Santa Cruz after the Warriors waive him, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks' explainer of the deal. Ulis' deal can also become a two-way contract, minus the bonus.