The Warriors signed D-League standout Jarell Eddie to a camp deal on Friday (via Hoopsrumors, reporting from RealGM).
Eddie comes to camp as a sharpshooting Small Forward who played his college ball at Virgina Tech. He went undrafted but ended up bouncing between the Hawks on a ten-day contract and with the Spurs D-League affiliate. He did shoot 45.2% (127-281) from behind the arc, but didn't translate this into more time with he main squads. He did shoot well in summer league, playing for both the Spurs and Pacers.
Eddie seems to fit the roster hole left my Justin Holiday (who left for the Atlanta Hawks) and can push the spread offense off the bench. He has a long way to go before he would find playing time though, as Ian Clark, James Michael McAdoo and Chris Babb will be competing for the same spots.
His Draft Express profile highlight that he is quite turnover prone (averaging 1.4 a game in the D-League last year). He also takes the majority of his shots from outside the arc.
Here are some of his college highlights:
Hot take - Eddie seems like camp bodies at best, at least someone to join in the shooting contests with Steph and Klay. With the Warriors depth being at an all-time high, Eddie must show off some expanded defensive skills to hope to get any kind of contract with the big club. There is a reason he has teased the NBA without making it, and his lack of aggression to the hole and one-dimensional game to this point might be it.