Warriors Sign James Michael McAdoo

September 2 2014 at 4:49pm CDT By Chuck Myron

4:49pm: The deal is official, the team announced via press release.

3:29pm: The Warriors and undrafted power forward James Michael McAdoo have reached agreement on a one-year deal, agent Jim Tanner tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). The terms are unclear, but it’ll almost certainly be a non-guaranteed summer contract, and since the Warriors already have deals with at least 14 players, it might fit the criteria for an Exhibit 9 contract┬áthat would reduce the team’s liability in case of injury. It looks like it’ll be for the minimum salary either way, since the Warriors can give out no more than that.

McAdoo was a highly touted prospect coming out of high school, coming in sixth in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index for 2011. He was a lottery prospect after his freshman season at North Carolina, but his stock slipped over his final two years at the school, when he saw more playing time and scouts had greater opportunities to pick apart his game. His numbers were solid even if they weren’t overwhelming, as he put up 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game for the Tar Heels this past season.

The 21-year-old told Zach Links of Hoops Rumors this spring that he’s begun to feel more comfortable on the low block, so he could give the Warriors another option inside. Golden State is only known to be carrying 13 fully guaranteed deals, so McAdoo, a second cousin of Hall-of-Famer Bob McAdoo, has a decent shot at making the opening night roster as the team stands now.

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