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Former Duke Basketball Center Becomes Swat Machine for Summer Warriors

Since going undrafted in 2019 after three years at Duke, Marques Bolden has taken every opportunity to prove he can contribute on the NBA court. In doing so, the 6-foot-10-inch, 250-pound center from Dallas, now 26, has played in at least one NBA regular-season game in three of his five pro seasons.

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He played in a career-high 11 games last season after two years with the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets.

Bolden, who is looking for a new home in the NBA after signing a two-way contract with the Hornets for the second half of the 2023-24 season, has joined the Golden State Warriors for Summer League play. Their slate kicks off this week with the California Classic in San Francisco.

Not only did the Warriors post a 3-0 record in the event with a 91-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, but the only basketball talent at Duke was a productive contributor in all three contests.

He averaged 7.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in just 21.3 minutes per game.

Marques Bolden and the Warriors now head to Las Vegas for NBA 2K25 Summer League action, where their schedule begins with a game against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday at 11 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

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