The announcement that the Golden State Warriors have released Nemanja Nedovic is hardly a surprise: Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News laid out the rationale for choosing not to pick up his third-year option back in July.
But what remains sad about the situation is probably that he'll hardly be missed in the Warriors' rotation: Nedovic didn't even manage to crack the lineup with fellow guard Klay Thompson out due to a hand injury on Sunday.
Whatever you think of Nedovic as a talent -- and apparently GSoM is not all that fond of him - his career has been derailed by a series of injuries, beginning with the one that kept him out of summer league during his rookie year. The Warriors drafted Nedovic in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft after a flurry of late round trades and gave the young Serbian time to develop in the D-League and Las Vegas Summer League, but he just never developed into a player who looked like he could make a consistent contribution to a NBA team despite some flashes of potential.
Regardless, one thing that has to look good on the organization to future players: they're continuing their pattern of trying to do the best thing for players they part with by helping to facilitate a relocation to another team.