Marquese Chriss had an odd first season with the Warriors. After signing with the team in September, Chriss provided valuable depth in the frontcourt, always going above and beyond to show how happy he was being with the organization.
After being cut in January, Chriss was brought back on a two-way contract and didn't skip a beat from his first stint in the Bay. When asked about his favorite moment from his debut season with the Dubs, Chriss doesn't need to go too far back.
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"Definitely have to go with one of our most recent games against the [Philadelphia] 76ers," Chriss said during a Q&A on the NBA's Twitter account. "We ended up winning. The atmosphere in the building was amazing, it was a close game, and I happened to get a block at the end of the game, I think that was pretty big.
"But I think as a collective unit, we were just gelling as a team and we ended up coming out with a win."
Chriss remembered correctly, as this rejection in the final minute helped protect a one-point lead and seal up a win over one of the best teams the Eastern Conference has to offer.
Quese came up with a HUGE block 🚫pic.twitter.com/JZpFM8sFhq— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 8, 2020
Wins were few and far between for the Warriors in 2019-20 as the Splash Brothers essentially missed the entire season with injuries while Draymond Green shifted in and out of the lineup after five long years of deep playoff runs for Golden State.
One thing that was easily identifiable around the organization was the palpable enjoyment Chriss had every time he came to the arena, and you aren't going to find a single person within the organization with anything but positive things to say regarding Chriss.
Given the Warriors' lack of options for the center position headed into next season, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Chriss once again running out onto the floor at Chase Center in 2020-21 alongside hopefully a healthy Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.