Members of the Golden State Warriors lobbied general manager Bob Myers to free up a roster spot for Marquese Chriss, according to The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II.
"The request was simple in scope," Thompson reported of a meeting involving Myers at Chase Center. "Yet, it was also profound, considering it included an important voice in the locker room, considering it was about a player many have given up on. The request? Get Marquese Chriss on this team."
The Warriors added Chriss to their training camp roster Oct. 1. He played 13 minutes before fouling out in Golden State's 123-101 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, finishing with eight points, six rebounds and four assists.
Thompson noted the team would have to make a corresponding move in order to keep the 22-year-old for the regular season. The Warriors are hard-capped, which prevents them from adding more salary.