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Aaron Craft vs. Nemanja Nedovic: Who Will Make The Team?

The Aaron Craft/Nemanja Nedovic decision is certainly not as important or noteworthy as the Kevin Love/ Klay Thompson decision, but that does not mean that it won’t affect the Warriors.

The Warriors have until October 31st to decide whether to exercise Nedovic’s $1.15M option for 2015-2016 season. If the Warriors do decline the option then the season will be awkward for Nedovic, but it’s not exactly like the former first round pick made an impact on the Warriors last season.

In his injury-riddled rookie season, the Warriors third point guard struggled wetting his feet on the NBA hardwood. Now that the summer league has rolled around Nedovic has had more time to shine, but he has not taken advantage of it as much as he can.

Nedovic is currently in a battle with Aaron Craft — yes Aaron Craft, former Ohio State basketball sweetheart — who played on the Warriors’ summer league team. Craft is a better fit then Nedovic. The former Big 10 Defensive player of the year is a workhorse. He is tough and rugged. Steve Kerr has made it clear that’s what he wants from his third point guard.

Niether Nedovic nor Craft would play major minutes on the Warriors this season, but Craft’s defensive toughness and ability to run an offense make him a logical choice for the Warriors this season.

Craft went undrafted and is free to sign with any team, but if the Warriors decline the option and give Craft any guaranteed money, then it is pretty clear that the Nedovic experiment has passed almost before it even began.

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