Free Agent Guard To Join Warriors, His 3rd Team In A Week

It's been a whirlwind of a week for three-year veteran shooting guard Ty Jerome. He started the week with the Oklahoma City Thunder, got dealt as part of a massive 8-player deal to the Houston Rockets, only to be immediately waived. Now he's about to join the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Once Jerome clears waivers on Monday, he is expected to join the Warriors on a training camp deal, and compete for a spot on the roster. But as reported by Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Warriors will likely keep their 15th roster spot open for some tax savings. The team is well into the luxury tax. 

The 25-year-old Jerome was a first-round pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2019 Draft (24th overall), before landing with the Phoenix Suns for his rookie season. After a year there, he spent the past two with the Thunder. He's averaged 7.1 points and 2.4 assists in about 17 minutes per game in 112 overall NBA contests. 

The Thunder told him not to report to camp last week, while they figured out his next step. 

The Warriors do have a full 20-man camp roster, so they'll have to waive a player to bring Jerome in. 

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