The Warriors plan to waive Smailagic before Friday, when his $1.78 million salary for 2021-22 becomes fully guaranteed, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Golden State has spent the better part of three years investing in Smailagic's development. The 6-foot-10, 215-pound big man suited up for the Warriors' G League affiliate in 2018-19 before being selected by the Pelicans in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft, only for Golden State to fork up two future second-round picks to acquire his rights. Ultimately, the Warriors' patience with Smailagic didn't pay off, as he appeared in only 29 games across his two NBA seasons while missing considerable time due to injury. Since he won't turn 21 years old until later this month, Smailagic is far from a finished product, so it wouldn't be surprising if another team invested a back-end roster spot in him in 2021-22.