The Golden State Warriors have signed center Kosta Perovic (COAST-a PEAR-a-vich) and forward Austin Croshere to contracts, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. Perovic, 22, whom the Warriors selected with the 38th overall selection (eighth in the second round) in the 2006 NBA Draft, returned to his native Serbia & Montenegro after last year’s draft to play his seventh professional season in Europe.
In 30 Adriatic League games with Partizan Belgrade this past season, the 7-2 center helped lead his team to the league championship by averaging 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists, while shooting 56.8% (129-227 FG) from the field and 72.0% (103-143 FT) from the line. In 20 Euroleague contests, Perovic averaged 10.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.20 steals and 1.15 blocks, while shooting 50.0% (78-156 FG) from the field and 71.8% (61-85 FT) from the line. “We are excited that Kosta will be joining our team this season,” said Mullin. “He is a very skilled player and we think that he has tremendous potential. We look forward to getting him in our system and continuing his development.” Perovic will wear uniform #19.