The Golden State Warriors have given Andrew Harrison another chance to prove himself at the NBA level.
It’s clear that the Golden State Warriors needed to sign a backup point guard. With no solid replacement for Stephen Curry, the front office has decided to pick up Andrew Harrison. Signing him to a training camp deal, Harrison has another chance to make an NBA roster.
Up to this point, Harrison has failed to have a long-lasting impact on any team in the league. He has played for three different teams in just three NBA seasons. Making brief pit stops with both the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans last year, Harrison finds himself fighting for a roster spot once again.
The 2017-18 season was his most successful, averaging 9.5 points and 3.2 assists per game in just 23.7 minutes of playing time. This brief burst of productivity showed us that Harrison can become a valuable backup under the right conditions.
Harrison hasn’t been able to live up to the hype that surrounded his name entering college. Playing two seasons in Kentucky, Harrison and his twin-brother were an electric duo that helped make Kentucky a powerhouse.
Since taking the next step to the NBA, the brothers have struggled. Aaron didn’t even play on a team last year while Andrew is holding on to this one final chance to prove himself.
If any team can help a player unlock their full potential, it’s the Warriors. The Dubs have a perfect system set in place for anyone to hit their stride. Potentially acting as a backup to Curry, Harrison could be offered a significant role on this championship contending team.
Of course, there are a lot of questions. Can he score consistently with the second unit? Is his defense going to hold up against other guards? Most importantly, will he buy into the Warriors system and play within his role?
If Harrison can do all of these things, he should earn a spot on the final roster. These are some big if’s, but seeing as how this could be he last chance to compete in the league, expect Harrison to give the Warriors his best work.