Golden State Warriors Sign Trevor Thompson

Santa Cruz Warriors, (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors have signed free agent Trevor Thompson to training camp.

EDIT (6:05 p.m. PDT): Golden State Warriors announce that they have waived Trevor Thompson.

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors announced Friday morning that they have signed former Ohio State center and current NBA free agent Trevor Thompson to their training camp roster.

The 7-footer will be eligible to play in Golden State’s final preseason game against the Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, but he is likely to be waived by Monday and he is expected to join Golden State’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Last season, Thompson, 23, played 32 games for the Buckeyes in his junior year, averaging a career-best 10.6 points (57.1 FG%), 9.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 23.0 minutes per game. He also recorded a team-best 11 double-doubles, earning Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors.

Thompson declared for the 2017 NBA Draft as an early entrant, but he unfortunately went undrafted. He later joined the Boston Celtics for the Salt Lake City Summer League, playing just two games on averages of 0.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 6.9 minutes.

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Thompson also appeared in four games for the Celtics at the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.2 points (44.4 FG%) and 1.5 rebounds in 7.7 minutes.

Prior to that, Thompson played 35 games for Ohio State in his sophomore year, averaging 6.5 points (52.2 FG%), 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 17.9 minutes. He had previously declared for the 2016 NBA Draft as an early entrant, but later withdrew.

Before transferring to Ohio State, Thompson spent his freshman year at Virginia Tech, where he played 30 games on averages of 4.9 points (41.0 FG%) and 4.6 rebounds in 16.2 minutes.

The Golden State Warriors training camp roster currently stands at 19: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Zaza Pachulia, Andrew Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, David West, Patrick McCaw, JaVale McGee, Kevon Looney, Damian Jones, Nick Young, Jordan Bell, Omri Casspi, Chris Boucher, Trevor Thompson, Michael Gbinije and Georges Niang.

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It’s unclear what the team has planned for the latter two, but unless one of them signs a two-way contract with Golden State, then both will join Trevor Thompson in Santa Cruz.