Golden State Warriors: 15 forgotten players in franchise history

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 5: DeMarcus Nelson
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 5: DeMarcus Nelson /
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LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 21: Jeff Adrien /

6. Jeff Adrien

There are plenty of players that are good in college that go undrafted. Pro potential is a much different thing and for those that are willing to chase a career in the NBA, they still will get their chances in a lot of cases.

Jeff Adrien was a four-year player for the UConn Huskies in an era of when everyone was leaving college early or skipping altogether. It’s not an indictment on him, as the benefits of staying for four years in college can really help develop a players game.

For guys that are fringe players in the league, they might not have even gotten the opportunity in some cases if they didn’t stay for that lucrative development. Adrien would spend two different stints with the Warriors.

He looked like he might be a potential training camp gem during his first stint, but ultimately could not stick and would be waived. His second go around did not end up going much better and he would bounce around before becoming an All-Star in the Israeli League.

Once again, it’s a great worthwhile reminder that even if an NBA career doesn’t completely pan out that there are plenty of great leagues around the world to play in. Adrien is finding his footing elsewhere.