August 3, 2007
The Warriors selected Kosta Perovic in the second round (38th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)
Perovic, 22, whom the Warriors selected with the 38th overall selection (eighth in the second round) in the 2006 NBA Draft, returned to his native Serbia & Montenegro after last year’s draft to play his seventh professional season in Europe. In 30 Adriatic League games with Partizan Belgrade this past season, the 7-2 center helped lead his team to the league championship by averaging 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists, while shooting 56.8% (129-227 FG) from the field and 72.0% (103-143 FT) from the line. In 20 Euroleague contests, Perovic averaged 10.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.20 steals and 1.15 blocks, while shooting 50.0% (78-156 FG) from the field and 71.8% (61-85 FT) from the line.
“We are excited that Kosta will be joining our team this season,” said Mullin. “He is a very skilled player and we think that he has tremendous potential. We look forward to getting him in our system and continuing his development.”
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Austin Croshere will bring 68 games of playoff experience to the Warriors roster. (warriors.com photo)
The Los Angeles native played his first three NBA seasons alongside Mullin (1997-98 thru 1999-00), and also teamed with current Warriors Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson and Sarunas Jasikevicius at various times during his years with the Pacers. Additionally, Croshere played his senior season at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, CA, alongside Warriors’ point guard Baron Davis, who was a freshman at the time.
“We’re very happy to add Austin to our roster,” said Mullin. “He provides another veteran presence on our team and we feel that he is someone who will be able to come in and make a contribution.”
Perovic will wear uniform #19. Croshere will wear uniform #44.