Warriors Acquire Draft Rights to Nemanja Nedovic in 2013 NBA Draft

Warriors Acquire Draft Rights to Nemanja Nedovic in 2013 NBA Draft

22-Year-Old Serbian Guard Was Selected 30th Overall In First Round By Phoenix Suns;
Golden State Sends Draft Rights To Tonight’s 29th Pick And Malcolm Lee To Phoenix In Exchange

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The Warriors acquired the draft rights to Nemanja Nedovic in the third of three draft night trades. VIEW MORE PHOTOS (photo:adidas EUROCAMP)

The Golden State Warriors have acquired the draft rights to Serbian guard Nemanja Nedovic (nay-MON-yah ned-OH-vitch), who was selected with the 30th overall pick in the First Round of this evening’s NBA Draft, from the Phoenix Suns, in exchange for the draft rights to the 29th pick in tonight’s draft (Archie Goodwin) and guard Malcolm Lee, the team announced.

Nedovic, 22, has played professionally in Europe for four seasons, currently with Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas in the country’s top league (Lithuanian A League), where he is averaging 11.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 18 games. In 10 Euroleague contests with Lietuvos rytas this season, he’s averaged 9.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Prior to playing in Lithuania, the 6’3” guard played three professional seasons in his native Serbia with Crvena Zvezda.

A native of Nova Varos, Serbia, Nedovic has represented Serbia in junior national team competition at the 2011 U20 Euros (19.6 ppg, 3.8 apg, .467 3FG%) the 2010 U20 Euros (10.9 ppg, 3.6 apg) and the 2009 U20 Euros (3.7 ppg).

Malcolm Lee was acquired earlier this evening, along with the 26th pick in tonight’s draft (Andre Roberson), from the Minnesota Timberwolves, in exchange for the Warriors 2014 Second Round pick and cash considerations. Golden State subsequently traded the 26th pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for the 29th pick and cash considerations. The Warriors did not own a draft pick heading into tonight’s draft.

The league’s annual selection process took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, with the Warriors basketball operations staff working from the team’s draft headquarters in downtown Oakland.

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