Warriors Report Marquese Chriss as “Potential Franchise Building Block”
Marquese Chriss may have found his best version of him when he decided to play for the Golden State Warriors. The explosive center has become an important part of the Warriors play style with its great pass and rim ability.
According to Connor Letourneau In the San Francisco Chronicle, Chriss could be an important building block for his team in the coming seasons.
“Golden State sees Chriss as a potential franchise component, whose talent for rim running, passing and central defense ideally integrates it into its system. According to several sources, the front office is so optimistic about its future that it would be pleasant to start the next season with it as a start center. This makes the warriors less inclined to meet Wiseman – or any other great man – early than some experts might assume“Letourneau remarked in his article on the San Francisco Chronicle Per Grandstand report.
Unlike the Warriors, Chriss had a solid season with average career highs in points (9.3), rebounds (6.2), assists (1.9) and blocks (1.1).
The No. 8 overall 2016 had four disappointing seasons in the NBA and played for the Phoenix Suns, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets. The Warriors offered him a two-way contract in the summer and then “upgraded” him to a two-year contract.
Stve Kerr used Chriss as a rim center, Letourneau found, and that freed the young prospect from the obligation to stretch the ground. The Golden State may have the worst record in the league this season, but it seems that they felt their future center was something that will affect their draft decision.