Warriors cut guard they signed Monday in favor of rookie swingman

The Golden State Warriors signed guard/forward L.J. Figueroa and waived guard Quinndary Weatherspoon on Wednesday, the team announced.

Weatherspoon signed with the Warriors on Monday and played one minute in Tuesday’s preseason game — a 111-99 win against the Lakers.

Weatherspoon, 25, appeared in 31 games over the last two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs where he averaged 1.9 points in 6.4 minutes per game.

The Mississippi State alumnus spent time over the last two seasons with the Austin Spurs, San Antonio’s G League affiliate. Weatherspoon averaged 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.05 steals in 29.1 minutes over 37 games (35 starts) in Austin.

The 6-foot-3 guard was selected 49th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Figueroa, the 23-year old, 6-foot-6 guard, was an undrafted free agent from the University of Oregon. During his senior year with the Ducks, he led the team averaging 6.1 rebounds. He appeared in 26 games (21 starts), averaged 12.3 points and 1.58 steals.

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His college career started at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas where he garnered the Western Junior College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors.

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He transferred to St. John’s his sophomore and junior years.

The Warriors roster is now at 20 players.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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