Former NC State sharpshooter Scott Wood has agreed to a contract with Golden State, filling out the Warriors’ 20-man training camp roster, as Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Wood, who has been playing overseas since graduating from NCSU, is not likely to make the Warriors’ final 15-man roster.
Even if he doesn’t make the team, though, the money is likely to keep him in the U.S. playing for Golden State’s D-League team, which is an encouraging turn for his career. As I outlined after Cat Barber signed with Philadelphia, NBA teams use training camp contracts to supplement D-League contracts and ward off European suitors, and they don’t do that unless they think you have potential.
The odds of Wood making the Warriors are incredibly long, as 14 of the 20 players in camp have guaranteed deals, leaving exactly one free roster spot. But Wood has a chance to make an impression, both during camp and in the D-League, that could lead to opportunities he might otherwise never have gotten.
And now here is Scott Wood making a lot of three-pointers: