While at media day last month, Golden State Warriors forward Omari Spellman said he had gotten his weight down to 275 pounds, per NBC Sports Bay Area. A second-year player out of Villanova, Spellman said he was around 315 during summer league.
Spellman posted on his Instagram story Tuesday a picture of a scale that read 259.2 pounds. During media day Spellman spoke of how the Warriors’ training staff had been helping him get in shape.
“A lot of help. A lot of help from the Golden State Warriors staff just helping me be consistent and that was something I wanted to stress,” Spellman said, per NBC Sports Bay Area. “I never verbalized it to them, they just kinda did it organically. I’m extremely grateful for them in helping me along this process.”
The Warriors have until October 31 to choose whether to pick up Spellman’s option or not. If they pick it up, Spellman will earn $1.98 million next season. But if they don’t, Spellman will become a free agent next July.
Spellman, 22, could help produce as one of the Warriors’ multiple young players off the bench. Still, it’s tough to see how Spellman could fit into the Warriors’ long-term plans simply because the team is adapting in a transitional period. This whole season will likely serve as an evaluation for several of the Warriors’ young players.
Through three games, Spellman has scored 8.3 points per game and grabbed 7.0 rebounds in 17.7 minutes of play. A decent shooter, Spellman has also shot 33.3% from three on 2.0 attempts a game.
If Spellman can have a solid game Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns, perhaps that will help his chances of Golden State picking up his option. During his career, Spellman has averaged 6.1 points and 4.4 rebounds a game.