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After bouncing around the NBA through his first four seasons in the association, the emergence of Marquese Chriss was a highlight of the Golden State Warriors 2019-20 campaign.

While the team struggles to produce wins due to injuries to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, Chriss quickly developed into a key piece of Golden State’s new-look rotation.

Following an invite to Golden State’s 2019 training camp, the former lottery pick quickly developed into one of the better stories of Golden State’s 2019-20 season. The Washington Huskies product turned a two-way contract into a two-year deal with the Warriors.

Chriss registered 21 starts for the Warriors in 2019-20, averaging 9.3 points on 54.5% shooting from the field with 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Heading into the 2020-21 season, Chriss was expected to play a role in Golden State’s frontcourt alongside Kevon Looney and rookie James Wiseman.

However, a broken leg ended his 2020-21 run after two games. At the 2021 trade deadline, the Warriors traded Chriss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Before the 2021-22 season, Chriss is reportedly headed back to the Pacific Northwest. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the former Warriors big man has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Via @ShamsCharania on Twitter:

Chriss will compete with players like Cody Zeller, Jusuf Nurkic, Larry Nance Jr. and Robert Covington for a spot in Portland’s frontcourt.

Since being drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, the 24-year-old has averaged eight points on 45.5% shooting from the floor with 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest.

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