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Warriors invite Aaron Craft to training camp, to sign ex-Ohio State point guard to partially-guaranteed contract

Undrafted point guard Aaron Craft reached agreement on a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors on Wednesday after playing for their NBA Summer League team, according to agent Lance Young.

Craft, 23, accepted the Warriors’ invitation to training camp after the Warriors learned reserve point guard Nemanja Nedovic suffered a foot injury while training for the Serbian national team in preparation for the FIBA World Cup. Nedovic is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Thursday, according to the Warriors.

Craft averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.4 assists in five summer league games for the Warriors last month, earning high praise from coach Steve Kerr, a longtime admirer. Playing for the Warriors in Las Vegas after coming from Philadelphia’s summer league team in Orlando, Craft more than doubled his minutes.

“Excited & grateful for the opportunity to take part in the @warriors training camp!” Craft tweeted. “The work has only just begun… #Blessed #Hungry.”

A two-time Big Ten defensive player of the year for Ohio State, Craft helped lead the Buckeyes to the Final Four as a sophomore in his first year as a starter.

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  • sunshipballoons

    Good move. Better fit than Nedovic at least right now. Maybe Nedovic ends up being a much better player, but that’s a ways off.