Warriors Sign Big Man Kavion Pippen

Warriors sign free agent center Kavion Pippen, waive Devyn Marble

Warriors sign free agent center Kavion Pippen, waive Devyn Marble

Signing Pippen became a necessity due to the injuries. In a corresponding move, the team announced that it had waived small forward Devyn Marble, who played eight minutes in the team's 123-101 preseason-opening loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

At the very least, Pippen will receive some valuable experience going through some training camp practices.

The Golden State Warriors have inked undrafted big man Kavion Pippen, the team has revealed in a press release.

Kavion, who is the nephew of National Basketball Association legend Scottie Pippen, averaged 12.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks over two seasons at Southern Illinois University. "The 6'10" center was named to the All-MVC Third Team and MVC All-Defensive Team during his senior season.

A native of Hamburg, Arkansas, Pippen spent two seasons at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff prior to enrolling at SIU.