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Warriors Buying Low on Former Lottery Pick Marquese Chriss is a Sneaky Smart Move

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 16:  Marquese Chriss #0 of the Phoenix Suns moves the ball past Zhou Qi #9 of the Houston Rockets during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 16, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockets defeated the Suns 142-116.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors might look almost entirely different in 2019-20, but their front office's blueprint is the same one that jump-started their dynasty a handful of years ago-- quietly, keenly rounding out the team's roster man for man.

Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported on Tuesday that Dubs have signed 2016's No. 8 overall pick, Marquese Chriss, to a one-year contract.

Chriss has struggled to make a name for himself in the NBA, bouncing from the Suns to the Rockets to the Cavaliers across three seasons. He does not, however, suffer from a lack of talent. The one-and-done Washington product was named to the league's All-Rookie Second Team in 2016-17 with Phoenix, averaging 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 45% from the floor.

Since then, he hasn't quite lived up to the hype, but which NBA organization is known to get the best out of players not previously acclaimed by pundits around the Association? It's Golden State. Look no further than Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell, Quinn Cook, and Alfonzo McKinnie, among others, in recent seasons.

Not to mention that Chriss is just 22 years old and brings explosive athleticism befitting a stretch big man. There is still PLENTY of room and time left for him to adapt and grow. Don't be surprised if the young power forward makes the Warriors' final roster and breaks his way into the rotation.