Warriors trade Wanamaker to Hornets for 2025 second-round pick

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The Warriors struck a deal just before Thursday's NBA trade deadline.

Golden State sent guard Brad Wanamaker, a 2022 second-round pick and cash considerations to the Charlotte Hornets for a 2025 second-roound pick, the team announced late Thursday night. The deal was struck just before Thursday's NBA trade deadline,

The Warriors also traded Marquese Chriss and cast considerations to the San Antonio Spurs for the draft rights to Cady Lalanne.

And here is some very important context:

The Warriors dipped into their taxpayer mid-level exception to sign Wanamaker back in November, but he just never found a groove.

The 31-year-old averaged 4.6 points and 2.2 assists over his final 19 appearances, while shooting below 35 percent from the field and 19.2 percent from beyond the arc.

He essentially has been out of the rotation since the All-Star break.

The Hornets were in need of a guard after rookie star LaMelo Ball broke fractured his right wrist last Saturday.

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