Golden State Warriors: 5 Players Who Will Improve In 2015-16

3 of 8

Honorable Mention:

James Michael McAdoo

Apr 15, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward James Michael McAdoo (20) reacts after a play against the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets 133-126. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

James Michael McAdoo was an undrafted rookie last season who spent most of the year playing for the Warriors D-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.

More from Golden Gate Sports

His draft stock fell after he decided to stay at school instead of entering the NBA draft. He had an underwhelming final season at North Carolina, which hurt him tremendously, but was picked up by the Warriors following the draft.

He didn’t see any valuable minutes at the NBA level, but in the minutes he did see, he was very productive. In his NBA debut, he impressed,  scoring 11 points and recording one block in only 12 minutes.

During this year’s summer league, he opened some eyes. In five games he held averages of 16.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. If he can see some valuable minutes at the NBA level, many believe he will play well, and possibly earn a spot in the rotation.

Next: Number 5: The Reigning MVP