The Golden State Warriors have signed two free agent forwards who were on their Summer League team this year. The Warriors signed James Michael McAdoo and Mitchell Watt to contracts today, and the terms of the contract were not released.
In the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League, McAdoo averaged 9.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks on 41.5 percent shooting in 29.0 minutes per game in five games for the Warriors. His best game came against the Los Angeles Lakers on July 14th when he scored 14 points, grabbed eight boards, and shot 5-for-11 from the floor in 32 minutes.
McAdoo, 21, played for three seasons at the University of North Carolina. Over his college career, he averaged 11.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 1.2 steals in 25.0 minutes per game in 108 games. He earned Second Team All-ACC honors in 2013 and 2014.
In the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League, Watt averaged 6.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 20.2 minutes per game in five games for the Warriors. His best game also came against the Lakers on July 14th when he scored 11 points, grabbed nine boards, got two steals, and shot 3-for-6 from the field in 22 minutes of action.
Watt, 24, played four seasons at the University of Buffalo, and during his senior year, he averaged 16.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 2.2 blocks in 31 games. He played professionally in Israel with Ironi Nes Ziona for the past two seasons, and he averaged 13.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.4 blocks in 34 games last season.
Both McAdoo and Watt signed partially-guaranteed contracts. If they don’t make the final roster heading into the regular season, both players could be sent to the Warriors’ Development League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Craft will wear number two for the Warriors, McAdoo will wear number 20, and Watt will wear number 21.