• Marquese Chriss thought he would thrive as a three-point shooter
  • Chriss has finally found a home with the Golden State Warriors
  • Chriss looms as a key future piece for the rebuilding Dubs

When Marquese Chriss entered the league in 2016, many saw him as one of the young stars that could shine in the NBA. He showed glimpses of brilliance with the Phoenix Suns before he got shipped from one team to another.

Only 22, Chriss has suited up for four different ballclubs. Starting the 2019-20 NBA season with uncertainty, the 6-foot-10 player finally found a new home when he was taken in by the Golden State Warriors.

“I didn’t know it at the time, but I was in a really dark spot where it just didn’t feel like this was for me sometimes. Since getting here, I’ve found joy in it again. I’m enjoying the opportunity that I have,” said Chriss via the San Francisco Chronicle.

In the same article, Chriss reached the point where he questioned if he was made to play pro basketball. Before joining the Dubs, the 8th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft tried to mold himself as a three-point shooter but things just did not fall into place. Now, he diverts his attention to being an energy guy and it appears that transition is working for him.

The Warriors are hardly a shade of the winning team most know them to be. They are rebuilding but Chriss is making a case to be one of the next pieces. He is playing the center spot and has shown he can produce double-doubles. He has gotten a new lease on life and now finds his NBA career back on track.

As mentioned in a previous post, Chriss signed with the Dubs on a non-guaranteed deal. He eventually earned a regular spot on the Warriors roster after Alonzo McKinnie was waived. For those who may not know, that was a tough decision to make for the Dubs considering McKinnie was part of the team's last NBA Finals run.

Chriss has made quite an impression, a reason why Draymond Green thinks highly of him. There is no doubt that Chriss has turned his NBA career around, finding a new home in the Bay Area. The Warriors are undergoing rough times this season. Looking ahead, Chriss is looming as a central piece once the Dubs get back on the winning track.

Marquese Chriss
Marquese Chriss #0 of the Houston Rockets poses for a portrait during the Houston Rockets Media Day at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston on September 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images