Updated: Nov 16, 2022
Weatherspoon is signed through the 2022/23 season, but he is 26 years old with a future in the NBA if Quinndary's talent is a fit on another team's roster. Finding minutes in Kerr's rotation will be almost impossible. The Warrior's future is in the development of Ray Rollins, 20, and Lester Quinones, 21, and their minutes will be Kerr's priority.
Ryan Rollins, the 44th pick Overall of the 2022 NBA Draft. Rollin will shake up Kerr's rotation with his camp performance. This kid is legit and is ready to contribute now! Rollins will still see the G in short appearances, but by the break, he will command minutes in the second rotation. Wiseman and Rollin will be a factor by the season's end. Rollins is a 180-pound, 6' 4" Guard with a 6' 10" wingspan who can score at all three levels with an effective mid-range game. He is a shorter, quicker version of former Warrior Shaun Livingston. Rollins has excellent instincts to play defense as well. +The 44th pick in the 2022 NBA draft has the potential to become the steal of this year's draft.
Lester Quinones is a 3&D wing that became Bob Myers' first signing of the 2022/23 draft class. Quinones is a 21-year-old, 6'5", 210 lbs, shooting guard. A four-star recruit out of high school. Attended St. Benedict's Preparatory School and played a postgraduate season at IMG Academy before spending three years at Memphis. Quinones is a shooter that can get into his shooting motion at an elite speed, the ability to defend guards, and wings with a desire to work the glass. He moves well off the ball and the ability to hit open teammates. Desmond Banes would be a good comparison. Quinones will be allowed to develop in Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
The most compelling reason to move Weatherspoon is to find a place for Gui Santos to develop here. The 20-year-old, 6'8" wing from Brazil and the 55th pick overall was the surprise of the Summer League. The display of Santos' talent has left Kerr and Myers with the hard choice of finding Qui a spot to grow under the guidance of the Warrior's developmental staff for the next two years.