Wanamaker agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Warriors on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Wanamaker played a backup point guard role with the Celtics last season, seeing 19.3 minutes per game and averaging 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds. Wanamaker will continue occupying a reserve role with the Warriors, though he'll likely have to battle with Jordan Poole and Damion Lee for minutes in the backcourt.
Wanamaker will not receive a qualifying offer from the Celtics, making him an unrestricted free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Wanamaker played a key role off of the Celtics' bench last season, appearing in 71 games and averaging 19.3 minutes per game -- both career highs by a fair margin. The 31-year-old should draw some interest on the free-agent market, but he's unlikely to ever be a fantasy-relevant player.
Wanamaker posted 11 points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six assists, five steals and zero turnovers over 25 minutes in Tuesday's 117-114 overtime Game 1 loss to Miami. Over Wanamaker's two-year NBA career, he's never had a regular season or overtime game with five steals until Tuesday night's contest. His six assists and and five made free throws were both playoff career highs. This was his second ever playoff game with 24 or more minutes of play. The reserve guard had an excellent defensive game and even replaced center Daniel Theis in overtime when Theis fouled out. Boston will look to turn things around Thursday night in Game 2 versus the Heat.
Wanamaker posted 15 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three rebounds in Monday's Game 5 win over Toronto. On a night when the Celtics didn't shoot threes well as a team, Wanamaker made his presence known off the bench, draining three from beyond the arc on his way to a playoff-high 15 points. In fact, it was Wanamaker's highest point total in any game since Aug. 7.
Wanamaker generated eight points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists, two rebounds, one steal and zero turnovers over 19 minutes in Tuesday's 122-107 win over the Grizzlies. Over seven Orlando bubble games, Wanamaker has averaged 19.6 minutes per game, which is right on par with his season average (19.3). Boston has now won four straight and had already locked in third place seeding in the East. Wanamaker could see extra minutes Thursday versus Washington if coach Brad Stevens decides to rest his starters before the playoffs.
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