Former University of Louisville basketball player Damion Lee on the 2016 Barnstable Brown red carpet
Former Louisville Cardinals wing Damion Lee has reached an agreement to join the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN and other media outlets.
Lee, who made his NBA debut last season, will sign a two-way contract, meaning he’ll split time with both Golden State and its G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Under the rules of the two-way contract, Lee won’t be able to spend more than 45 days with Golden State, winners of three of the last four NBA championships.
The signing also unites Lee with his future brother-in-law, Steph Curry. Lee is engaged to Curry’s younger sister, Sydel.
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Lee, who played one season at Louisville in 2015-2016 after transferring from Drexel, went undrafted in 2016. He spent two seasons in the G League before getting his first NBA action with the Atlanta Hawks last season.
In 15 games for the Hawks, he averaged 10.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals across 26.9 minutes a game. Despite his productivity, Lee wasn’t tendered a qualifying offer and became an unrestricted free agent.
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