Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo to 10-day contract
Money does buy loyalty.
The Warriors signed James Michael McAdoo for training camp, giving him a $35,000 guarantee even though they waived him before the regular season. Golden State assigned him to its affiliate in the D-League – where players don’t earn that much in a full season – and McAdoo played well for the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Now, faced with multiple NBA offers, McAdoo chose the team that paid him this fall.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:
James Michael McAdoo chooses 10-day contract with Warriors over Memphis, a source said— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) January 18, 2015
The Grizzlies join the Warriors in offering a 10-day contract to D-League Santa Cruz forward James Michael McAdoo, a source said.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) January 18, 2015
"(McAdoo) ultimately chose Golden State because of their initial investment in his development and career," his agent Jim Tanner said.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) January 18, 2015
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Not long ago, McAdoo was touted as a potential No. 1 overall draft pick. He left North Carolina after last season and went undrafted, but the forward still has the athleticism that intrigued scouts. He’s just 22, so it’s not too late for him to develop his skill set.
McAdoo is receiving only a 10-day contract for a reason, but there’s still a chance the Warriors help turn him into a useful NBA player.