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Report: Warriors 'ecstatic' to get Bjelica on minimum contract

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The Warriors on Tuesday morning agreed to terms with Nemanja Bjelica on a veteran's minimum contract.

The organization is very excited to bring him into the fold.

"According to a league source, the Warriors have been interested in adding him for years and were 'ecstatic' that he was available on a minimum," the San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau writes.

The Warriors reportedly were interested in acquiring Bjelica before last season's trade deadline, but the Miami Heat ended up landing the Serbian native.

Bjelica appeared in just 37 games in 2020-21, and his production fell off.

But he had the best season of his career in 2019-20 when he averaged 11.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.9 steals over 72 games (67 starts) with the Sacramento Kings, while shooting 41.9 percent from beyond the arc.

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He is more than just a 3-point shooter.

Bjelica entered the NBA as the No. 35 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

He turned 33 years old in May.

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