The work Ky Bowman has put in during his rookie season hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Though he started off on a two-way contract, splitting his time between the G League and NBA, Bowman has been rewarded with an upgraded contract. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Bowman and the Warriors agreed to a multi-year deal on Thursday.
A guard out of Boston College, Bowman has showed he can make an impact on an NBA roster. Bowman played 37 games for the Warriors and started in 10, with his most recent game being Jan. 18 against the Orlando Magic.
This season Bowman has averaged 7.3 points per game and 2.8 assists in 22.4 minutes per game. An average 3-point shooter, Bowman has shot 34.4% from the 3-point line. His season-high for points is 24, which he scored in a November loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Bowman’s G League stats with the Santa Cruz Warriors are even more indicative of why Bowman is deserving of the full-fledged NBA deal. Bowman played 12 games with the Warriors’ G League affiliate and averaged 14.5 points per game and 5.4 assists.
The Warriors will play the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on Saturday.