Hawks’ Omari Spellman Heading to Golden State

Omari Spellman with Villanova. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock

Golden State Warriors continue to add depth to their roster. After bringing back Kevon Looney and signing Willie Cauley-Stein, the Warriors went on and acquired forward Omari Spellman in a trade with Atlanta Hawks.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Warriors will send Damian Jones and an undisclosed second-round pick to the Hawks as part of the deal.

Spellman, who was the 30th overall pick in the last year’s draft, had an encouraging rookie season with the Hawks. He played 46 games, and averaged 5.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. He also proved himself as a reliable stretch option, as he converted .344 of his 3-point shots.

Bringing in Omari Spellman wasn’t the end of Warriors’ deal-making activities, as they also signed veteran guard Alec Burks on a minimum contract. Burks initially agreed to join Oklahoma City Thunder, but the team allowed him to re-think his decision after they decided to head down the rebuilding path.

Burks, who spent the majority of his career with Utah Jazz, averaged 9.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists during his time in NBA.