Nemanja Nedovic Waived by Warriors: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor INovember 11, 2014

Golden State Warriors guard Nemanja Nedovic looks on during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Golden State won 104-101. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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A little more than a year after selecting Nemanja Nedovic with a first-round draft pick, the Golden State Warriors have cut ties with the 23-year-old Serbian point guard.   

Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears has the news:

ESPN's Marc Stein has more details on the move:

When the Warriors selected Nedovic No. 30 overall in 2013, the young guard famouslyor perhaps infamously at this pointwas dubbed as the "European Derrick Rose," due to his blend of size and athleticism.

It's safe to say those lofty expectations were never fulfilled with the Warriors.

Nedovic played 142 minutes last season (5.9 per game in 24 appearances), shooting 20.5 percent from the field and tallying as many turnovers (13) as assists. With the Warriors' immense backcourt depth, they had no reason to continue the failed project.

Still, as BasketballInsiders.com's Nate Duncan noted, it's an unfortunate admission of culpability from Bob Myers and Co.:

There will likely be teams around the league interested in taking a flier and hoping Nedovic can improve his game in the D-League, but at this point, it's clear the former first-round pick has a long way to go before being relevant in the NBA.

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