Juan Toscano-Anderson was fantastic in the Warriors' loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.
He racked up 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal, and was a team-best plus-six in 28 minutes off the bench.
Juan Toscano-Anderson is the ultimate Zion stopper. Duh pic.twitter.com/0iNW2oaI93— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) February 24, 2020
But let's go back to something that transpired last Friday, because you might have missed the news.
The Santa Cruz Warriors acquired Zach Norvell Jr. (who was on a 10-day contract with Golden State before the All-Star break) from the South Bay Lakers in exchange for a G League 2020 first-round draft pick and ...
... the G League returning player rights to Juan Toscano-Anderson.
What does that mean exactly? Well, if JTA isn't on an NBA roster at the beginning of next season and chooses to sign with the G League, he will suit up for South Bay and not Santa Cruz.
The Sea Dubs could reacquire the Oakland native, but it would come at a cost in a trade.
Toscano-Anderson, of course, is hoping to stay in the NBA so none of this comes into play.
Juan Toscano-Anderson is out here kicking ass right now. He sat courtside at the Santa Cruz Warriors game last night and is playing like he never wants to be in the G League again 🤣— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) February 24, 2020
Also keep in mind that the 26-year-old could sign a two-way contract as well.