Warriors Sign Key Piece For Their Backcourt With Last Camp Spot


The Golden State Warriors had one spot left to fill before training camp, and they made the most of it on Friday, signing free agent guard Avery Bradley to a contract. 

The Warriors were also said to have "sincere interest" in free agent guard Isaiah Thomas, according to insider Marc Spears, and worked him out this week as well, along with veteran Quinn Cook, and Bradley.

But it's Bradley who has won the coveted backup backcourt spot for Warriors training camp. The 30-year-old split last season between the Miami Heat and Houston Rockets. His strength is his strong on-ball defense. 

The 11-year veteran is joining his 8th team; the first seven years of his career were spent with the Boston Celtics. 

Jordan Bell and Langston Galloway are other last-minute signings on Friday for the Warriors, ahead of next week's opening of training camp. Those three, along with Gary Payton II, will be competing for the 15th and final roster spot going into the regular season. 

The Warriors also added forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica this offseason, along with their two lottery picks, Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga. They hope to return to the NBA's elite this season, with the looming return of Klay Thompson, who has missed the last two seasons after leg injuries. 

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