Warriors waive 2013 first rounder Nemanja Nedovic, who had guaranteed salary remaining
Nemanja Nedovic, the No. 30 pick in the 2013 draft, never found his footing in the NBA.
He played just 24 games as a rookie, and then he missed the World Cup due to injury. The Warriors declined his 2015-16 option, making him one of only two players in his draft class – Shane Larkin was the other – not to receive a guarantee third season.
Nedovic was slated to become an unrestricted free agent after this season, but Golden State, which had yet to play Nedovic this year, is just cutting to the chase.
The timing of the move could be interesting if the Warriors have plans to use their now-vacated roster spot. But it’s also possible they just wanted to waive Nedovic while he could still sign elsewhere. Though they still owe him $1,104,240 this season, the Warriors could reduce that amount if he signs elsewhere for more than $816,482 thanks to the right of set-off.
If this is the end of Nedovic’s NBA career, he’d become just the eighth first-round pick since 2000 to play only one NBA season, joining:
- Royce White
- Fab Melo
- JaJuan Johnson
- Sergei Monia
- Troy Bell
- Jay Williams
- Mirsad Turkcan