The Warriors will have three new faces when training camp kicks off — Aaron Craft, James Michael McAdoo and Mitchell Watt — three hungry new faces looking to achieve their dream of making an NBA squad.
All three played for the Warriors during summer league, and they performed well — Craft in particular. Craft averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.4 assists in five summer league games, but did a lot more than his numbers show. He hustles and plays solid defense, doing the little things that may go unnoticed. Steve Kerr lauded Craft for his hustle, and the former two-time Big Ten defensive player of the year at Ohio State could be a pleasant surprise for the Warriors.
McAdoo, the son of legend Bob McAdoo, has failed to live up to lofty expectations thus far. After a disappointing college career at North Carolina, McAddo went undrafted and was picked up by the Warriors, where he averaged 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in five summer league games.
Watt has played in Israel the last two seasons. He averaged 6.0 points and 5.6 rebounds during summer league for the Warriors.
All three received training camp invites, but no details have been released on their contracts. Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports they are “make-good” contracts, which implies they aren’t guaranteed. However, Craft’s contract, as reported a few weeks ago, is partially guaranteed.
The Warriors currently have 16 players on their roster, but are still far from the preseason limit of 20, so look for more additions to the team in the coming weeks.