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Warriors trade with Brad Wanamaker and Marquis Chris on Deadline; Kelly Uber stays put

Warriors trade with Brad Wanamaker and Marquis Chris on Deadline;  Kelly Uber stays put

The Warriors made two small moves in the trade deadline on Thursday, but were unable to complete the bigger deal some had expected.

Golden State swapped goalkeeper Brad Wanamaker to the Hornets in exchange for cash considerations, center Marquis Chris and Tottenham money in exchange for the rights to the Cady Lallan Center, according to league sources. The moves were made to clear two positions on the list in the event Warriors acquire anyone in the upcoming takeover market. Golden State could also transfer duo contract players Juan Toscano Anderson and Nico Manion to the 15-man player list vacated by Wanamaker and Chris.

Picked number 55 in the 2015 NBA Draft from Massachusetts, Lallan, 28, has yet to play a match in the NBA. He is currently a member of the K-League’s Changwon LG Sakers and is not expected to join the Golden State.

Wanamaker, 31, signed a one-year, $ 2.25 million contract with Warriors at Free Agency to be Stephen Curry’s primary backup at Point of Guard. But in 39 matches for the Golden State, he averaged just 4.7 points for 35.3% (21.3% of a 3-point range) shot, 2.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds. Several weeks ago, Wanamaker was removed from the regular rotation of warriors so that Mannion and Jordan Poole could have more minutes.

Chris suffered a sprained right ankle with a fractured right shrapnel in late December, and it is unclear if he will be able to play again this season. Coach Steve Kerr recently said that Chris – who became a free agent this summer – has started doing some work on the field, but is “not close to playing in a match.”

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Even if Chris had returned this season, he would have had a hard time breaking the Warriors’ front yard rotation. James Wiseman, the center of excellence in the Golden State, takes a long time to play. Warriors also want to have Kevon Looney minutes and Eric Paschall play as mini ball center.

After, after Months of speculation That Golden State could transfer goalkeeper Kelly Uber Jr. on the deadline, I decided to stick with it. According to the league source, Warriors turned down many of Oubre’s “disguised” offers.

That was a gamble, given that Golden State is now risking losing Oubre at free agency and won’t get anything in return for it. After a slow start to the season, Oubre, 25, has emerged as a reliable two-way winger. In 42 matches, he averaged 15.1 points on 43.8% shots (30.6% shots from 3-point range), 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals.

According to the league source, Oubre could secure contracts at free agency worth $ 20 million annually – a pretty steep figure for the Warriors who already have nearly $ 140 million committed in the next season for Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond. Green. But if Oubre is willing to re-sign with Golden State on the numbers that will serve as the sixth man role after Thompson returns from a hock injury, the Warriors might be okay with pushing his market value.

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In the short term, Oubre should help the Golden State compete on the berth of the supplement this season. The Warriors enter Thursday night’s game in Sacramento 10 in the Western Conference standings at 22-22. The teams that ranked seventh, eighth, ninth best and tenth of the best records at each conference, will participate in the playoff tournament for the seventh and eighth seeders in the qualifiers.

Connor Littorno is a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: cletourneau@sfchronicle.com. Twitter: Embed a Tweet

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