Forget any talk about Golden State Warriors first round pick Nemanja Nedovic spending next season overseas.
According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, Nedovic is working on a buyout from his Lithuanian pro team and will sign with the Warriors.
The Warriors traded into the first round of last month’s NBA draft to nab Nedovic with the 30th overall pick.
Nedovic, who is from Serbia, was one of the top international prospects in the draft, and was projected to be chosen in the mid-to-late second round. He averaged 9.8 points and 2.1 assists in 10 games with Lietuvos Rytas in the Lithuanian Basketball League. He was a member of the under-20 Serbian national team from 2009-2011.
There was talk that the Warriors could very well stash him overseas for a bit, and bring him over when he’s ready. Apparently, they believe he is ready right now.
Here is a quick scouting report on Nedovic, courtesy of ESPN’s Chad Ford, made before the draft:
He’s an NBA athlete all the way. He measured with a crazy 41 inch vertical at the Adidas Eurocamp last year. But he’s a bit of a tweener, lacks a great jump shot and is still playing a limited role on his team. A potential second round pick.
The Warriors currently have Stephen Curry and Tony Douglas at the point guard position. Nedovic will likely be added in as a third guard, which means that Seth Curry, Stephen’s brother, will probably not end up with the Warriors after going undrafted.
UPDATE: Nedovic tweeted this a few minutes ago. Looks as if he has signed with the Warriors:
Officially a Warrior!
— Nemanja Nedovic (@nedovic1624) July 9, 2013