First, they signed Oakland University point guard Kendrick Nunn to a partially guaranteed contract. And now they’ve added Georgetown forward Marcus Derrickson to their Summer League team.
Sources: Undrafted Georgetown forward Marcus Derrickson has agreed to join the Golden State Warriors for summer league.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2018
Derrickson is an interesting prospect, who dramatically increased his stock with a breakout junior year in 2017-18. He’s built a bit like Draymond Green - 6’7”, 250 pounds - and can do a little bit of everything. Last year he averaged 14.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Hoyas, but most intriguing is the 46.5% that he shot from beyond the arc.
He’ll need a very strong showing in Summer League - the Warriors will be playing both in Las Vegas and Sacramento - if he wants to make the team (though he’s a prime candidate for a two-way contract). But wings who can shoot from outside, and players who can defend multiple positions, are two big boxes for Golden State, and Derrickson checks them both.