Warriors recall forward Alen Smailagic from G League Santa Cruz

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With the Santa Cruz Sea Dubs season over after being eliminated by the Lakeland Magic in the second round of the G League postseason in Orlando, the Warriors are recalling Alen Smailagic.

Over 10 games in the G League Orlando bubble, the 2019 second-round pick averaged 7.5 points on 51.7% shooting from the floor with 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 17 minutes per contest.

Smailagic tallied a season-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field with four boards and a block against the Canton Charge. Against the Erie BayHawks, Smailagic notched his long double-double in Orlando, recording 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field with 11 rebounds and seven assists in 23 minutes.

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The Serbian forward missed the open of the Golden State Warriors season and some of the G League run in the Orlando bubble due to a right meniscal tear.

During his rookie season in Golden State, Smailagic played in 14 games, averaging 4.2 points on 50% shooting from the field with 1.9 rebounds per game.

The 20-year-old will likely provide some depth for Steve Kerr’s frontcourt behind Kevon Looney, James Wiseman, Draymond Green and Eric Paschall.

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