Summer League action has kicked off for a handful of teams. The Golden State Warriors don’t open their summer league slate until July 13, but they’re putting together the final tweaks to a roster highlighted by Kent Bazemore and Draymond Green.
Bazemore and Green both have NBA minutes under their belts, making Summer League a fine-tuning opportunity for them and a few others. Bazemore should get some minutes as a point guard.
Nemanja Nedovic, however, will get a chance to prove himself as a viable option for the Warriors in 2013-14.
It looks like Nemanja Nedovic will participate in at least part of summer league with the Warriors
— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) July 6, 2013
This is notable news because Nedovic’s status for the Summer League wasn’t certain when the Warriors drafted him with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. As Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group reports, Nedovic should be available for at least a portion of the Summer League action.
The international prospect has a lot to gain if does indeed play. Jarrett Jack signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, so the Warriors are without a “true” backup point guard. Sources told Thompson that Iguodala will be used in that role occasionally, but they lack depth to absorb an injury. A good showing could have Nedovic in line to claim the backup role.