Size, youth, athleticism drew W's to Nedovic
Nemanja Nedovic, 22, posted averages of 11.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 18 games for Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas last season. (AP)
The Warriors signed Nemanja Nedovic to a contract Tuesday afternoon, the team announced.
Officially a Warrior!— Nemanja Nedovic (@nedovic1624) July 9, 2013
Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Golden State selected him with the 30th overall pick in last month's NBA Draft.
The Warriors acquired his draft rights from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the draft rights to the 29th pick in this year’s draft (Archie Goodwin) and guard Malcolm Lee, both of whom Golden State had acquired earlier in the draft.
The 6'3" Serbia native is listed as a point guard but can also slide over to shooting guard.
The Warriors reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent point guard Toney Douglas on Tuesday morning.
Nedovic is currently with the Warriors Summer League squad in Las Vegas and is expected to play in the team’s first game on Saturday, July 13, before returning to Serbia to fulfill commitments with his National Team.
The Warriors anticipate that Nedovic will join the team at training camp, which is scheduled to begin on September 29.
Nedovic, 22, has played professionally in Europe for four seasons, most recently with Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas in the country’s top league (Lithuanian A League), where he posted averages of 11.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 18 games. In 10 Euroleague contests with Lietuvos rytas this season, he averaged 9.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
Golden State Warriors media services contributed to this report.