Marquese Chriss' time in Golden State has come to an end.
The Warriors announced Monday that they waived the 22-year-old following their loss to the Sacramento Kings.
"They said it's been a tough decision," Chriss said, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "It is what it is. I've accomplished a lot. I've shown what I'm capable of. I've shown I belong. People make business decisions."
Chriss became expendable because the team reportedly wanted to create a roster spot for guard Damion Lee, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Lee had run out of days on his two-way contract.
The Kings' eighth overall selection in the 2016 draft, Chriss signed with the Warriors in September and appeared in 37 games (three starts), averaging 7.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. He played 15 minutes in Monday's loss, scoring eight points to go with five rebounds.
Lee has appeared in 24 games this season (11 starts), and he's averaging 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.