Warriors Pick Up Omari Spellman's Third-year Contract Option for 2020-21

The Warriors received a lot of bad news Wednesday night, but one of their players got the opposite.

Shortly after Steph Curry left the eventual loss to the Suns with a broken left hand, NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock cited a source in reporting that the Warriors had picked up power forward Omari Spellman's contract option for next season. The team had until Thursday to do so.

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On Thursday, the Warriors made the news official.

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The Warriors acquired Spellman from the Hawks in July in exchange for Damian Jones and a 2026 second-round draft pick. The 22-year-old has given the Warriors some much-needed size in the paint while players such as Willie Cauley-Stein and Kevon Looney have been sidelined with injuries.

Given Curry's injury, several young players on Golden State's roster are about to see a big uptick in their playing time and opportunities. Spellman certainly qualifies as one of them.

[RELATED: Steph-less Warriors will keep 2020 pick if they fall to draft lottery]

"Where we are, we might as well throw 'em into the frying pan," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the team's young players after Wednesday's loss. "I think they're doing a great job."

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