Former Louisville F, and native, Dwayne Sutton has found an NBA home. The Manual High grad will be joining former Card Damion Lee in San Francisco as a member of the Golden State Warriors.
It appears Sutton received a training camp invite. However, the expectation is that Sutton will earn one of the two two-way contracts the Warriors have. This is according to NBA reporter Brett Siegel.
Update: Sutton will be a part of the Warriors training camp and compete for one of the two-way contracts with expectations that he earns one of the two. No contract will be signed yet but Sutton is expected to earn on of the two-way contracts. https://t.co/SFtzyHwMz9— Brett Siegel (@brettsiegel13) November 23, 2020
Earning the two-way contract will allow Sutton to develop his game in the G League while also allowing him to have chances to play for the Warriors.
Sutton was arguably the heart and soul of the Cardinals during his time in the red and black. While he wasn’t a flashy scorer or passer, he was a guy who arguably was the best rebounder on the team. He hit many big shots and was a great defender.
Sutton averaged 8.8 points and 6.6 rebounds during his collegiate career. Last season was arguably the best of his career. Sutton nearly averaged a double-double with 9.1 points and 8.2 rebounds last season.
Dwayne Sutton is the type of player an NBA team can use. He plays with aggression and strength, willing to do the dirty work. Championship teams often have this type of player. While Sutton brings heart, which is what I described above, he also brings a work ethic. Having the chance to work and enhance his skills in a championship organization, such as Golden State is, will allow him to increase his chances of becoming a viable and valuable piece to either the Warriors or another franchise. Congrats to Cardinal Forever Dwayne Sutton on his new endeavor!