Warriors exercise 4th-year contract option on Damian Jones

New starting center will make $2.3 million next season

Karl Buscheck
October 30, 2018 - 11:54 am

The Golden State Warriors have officially picked up Damian Jones’ fourth-year option, making the young big man the only center under contract for next season.

Jones, 23, who has held down the starting spot in the absence of the rehabbing DeMarcus Cousins, is averaging 6.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16.9 minutes per game. Jones, already a two-time champ, is shooting 77.8 percent from the field.

Jones is slated to make $2.3 million next year.

As for the rest of the club’s centers, Jordan Bell is set to be a restricted free agent at season’s end while Cousins and Kevon Looney will both be unrestricted.

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