The Golden State Warriors summer plans are well underway. After drafting Cincinnati’s Jacob Evans with the 28th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, the team has added two more players into the system.
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.