Add another big man to the Warriors depth chart.
The Golden State Warriors officially signed Bosnian center Ognjen Kuzmic to a contract on Friday shortly after securing his rights from FIATC Joventut in Badalona, Spain where he played last season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 23-year-old averaged 6.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest for the Joventut where he remained after being selected by the Warriors in the second-round, 52nd overall in the 2012 NBA Draft that also netted Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green.
Wearing his No. 1 jersey for the first time, the 7-0, 251-pound center told the media he was glad to finally be a part of the Warriors organization. "It got done about an hour ago," Kuzmic said "I'm like happy, because everything is done. I'm very exited, this is my dream."
Kuzmic played professionally in Europe for six seasons, with stops in Spain, Bosnia and Finland.
A bone bruise on his right ankle kept him from suiting up for the Warriors this summer in Las Vegas.
He said he hopes to be recovered from another ankle tweak by Monday's practice.
He's expected to contend for a backup role in the middle with Jermaine O'Neal and Dewayne Dedmon.