Warriors

Breakout rookie Tate had Warriors agreement before COVID-19

Warriors

Jae'Sean Tate has been one of the lone bright spots for the 15-44 Houston Rockets this season.

The 25-year-old has averaged 11.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while playing the second-most minutes of any of NBA rookie.

In a recent profile on Tate by The Ringer's Mirin Fader, the wing revealed that as he was finishing the 2019-20 season with the NBL's Sydney Kings, he had an agreement to join the Warriors on a 10-day contract. However, before the league's Finals could be completed, the coronavirus pandemic led to a suspension of the NBA season, and thus ended the Ohio State product's chances at coming to the Warriors.

Tate put up 16.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in his lone season in Australia and was an All-NBL First-Team selection.

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His length and ability to score from the wing would have made a nice addition to the Warriors' bench this season, but he has taken full advantage of his opportunities with Houston so far.

As the Rockets prepare for a full-scale rebuild following the departure of James Harden, Tate could end up being a holdover and piece of the organization's future.

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