The Golden State Warriors have locked in shooting guard Mychal Mulder’s contract.
The former Kentucky Wildcats guard has had stretches of play where he’s fallen out of head coach Steve Kerr’s rotation, but for the season as a whole, the second-year player out of Kentucky has been the exact player Golden State has needed, the exact reason why the team opted to not release him.
This news comes as the team chose not to put Mulder on the market. The deadline passed, and his contract is now guaranteed, per Wes Goldberg.
With the deadline to waive them having passed, the Warriors will guarantee Mychal Mulder and Damion Lee's contracts for the rest of the season.— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) February 24, 2021
Mulder has been playing very good basketball in the few minutes he’s given. While his points are just a fraction of the level he was at last season, Mulder’s opportunity has also drastically decreased.
The 26-year-old went from averaging 11 points and 29 minutes per game to 4.4 points and 11.1 minutes per game. Per 36 minutes, his numbers are relatively similar. Nearing 43 percent from downtown, Mulder has been thriving from deep this season.
That’s the biggest positive takeaway so far for Mulder. It’s especially notable that the team guaranteed his deal because the two guard is the position which they have the most depth at.
With Mulder locking himself into a role on a team that’s been to five Finals in the last six seasons, this experience should hopefully keep him at least in the NBA for at least the next few seasons.
Relatively undersized at 6-foot-3, Mulder’s contributed nicely, posting double figures in five games and hitting three or more triples in five games as well.