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September 22, 2023

Warriors sign Lester Quinones to two-way contract

SANTA CRUZ—The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday that it has signed guard Lester Quinones to a two-way contract. 

Quinones, who went undrafted in this year’s NBA draft, played three seasons at the University of Memphis. He averaged 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 27.6 minutes in 87 games—81 starts.

The 21-year-old guard  shot 36.9% from three-point range for his career at Memphis, including 39.4% over his last two seasons. 

Quinones was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team in 2019-20 and the NIT All-Tournament Team in 2021, averaging 12.8 points and 9.5 rebounds in four tournament games to help Memphis capture the NIT championship.

Quinones, who will wear No. 25, will now have the chance to spend time with both Santa Cruz and Golden State.

Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to have two players on Two-Way contracts at any given time throughout the season in addition to the 15-man regular season roster. 

Two-Way contract players are permitted to be on the NBA team’s active list for no more than 50 games during the regular season, with no limit on practices, workouts or other activities with the NBA team. 

Only players with three or fewer years of NBA service are able to sign Two-Way Contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.

Santa Cruz Warriors full season and half season tickets for the 2022-23 campaign are now on sale. For more information call 831-713-4400 or visit santacruzbasketball.com.

Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday that it has signed Lester Quinones to a two-way contract. He will have to chance to play for both Santa Cruz and Golden State. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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