Wanamaker had spent the entire season up to this point serving as a backup point guard for the Golden State Warriors. He’s struggled with his shot, shooting just 35.3% from the field and 21.3% from three. Prior to that, he spent two seasons with the Celtics where his shooting splits were much better (45.4% from the field and 37.6% from three).
Wanamaker will provide guard depth for the Hornets in the absence of LaMelo Ball. He’ll likely come off bench behind Devonte’ Graham, which will allow Terry Rozier to spend most if not all of his minutes playing in the off ball role he’s thrived in all season long.
No word on what’s going out to the Warriors in the trade, but it doesn’t seem to be much given that it hasn’t been reported yet.
Update: Warriors reporter Anthony Slater is reporting that no other players or picks are involved in the Wanamaker trade. It appears it’s just a trade for cash considerations.
No currently rostered players are coming back to the Warriors in the Wanamaker to Charlotte or Chriss to San Antonio deals, I'm told. No picks being exchanged either. Just cash, clearing two roster spots for the Warriors as buyout season approaches.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 25, 2021