Dio checks in on a deep rookie class and how things went in Vegas
July 12, 2019, 4:15 pmAlen SmailagicPF, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors signed Alen Smailagic to a four-year deal worth $6.1 million, with the first two seasons guaranteed.
Golden State traded to select Smailagic at No. 39 overall after he spent last season with the team's G-League affiliate. He was the youngest player in the league and clearly the organization saw enough to reward him with a longer-term commitment than expected.
Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter
July 11, 2019, 6:47 pmJordan PoolePG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have signed Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall and Alen Smailagic to contracts.
The Warriors' three rookies will all be full-time members of the big club, though we could see Smailagic spend some time with the G-League club. There's not going to be much fantasy value here but it'll be interesting to see how the Warriors incorporate their young players on a more balanced roster.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 11:39 pmAlen SmailagicPF, Golden State Warriors
Alen Smailagic was selected with the 39th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday.
Smailagic is a total project drafted in the G-League draft in 2018. He spent time with the Santa Cruz Warriors, so it makes sense that the Warriors made the move for him if they liked what they saw. The Pelicans will receive two future second-rounders and cash considerations. Smailagic will be a long-term play as a defensive big man who will need a lot of seasoning before he’s ready for NBA action.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
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