The Golden State Warriors worked out guard Ryan Arcidiacono for their last roster spot.
For the last half-a-decade, the Golden State Warriors front office modus operandi has been to surround their stars with a crop of smart and versatile veteran players who can contribute at any point they’re called upon.
Who is Ryan Arcidiacono?
For those who may have had to rub their eyes when seeing this report and then ask, “who” like this Twitter user did to the report, Arcidacono played four years at Villanova and was the assist man on the game-winning basket of the 2016 National Championship game against North Carolina. He was awarded the Most Oustanding Player for his performance.
The Pennsylvania native went undrafted in 2016 and spent the last four seasons in spot duty with the Chicago Bulls. In that span, he averaged 4.8 points per game and about two assists and two boards a game. He shot 37 percent from 3 on an average of two attempts a game.
His best season in Chicago was in 2018-19, where he saw significant playing time as a backup and started 32 games. That year, he averaged 6.7 points, 3.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds on 24 minutes a game.
If the Warriors like Arcidacono enough to sign him, expect him to play a limited albeit similar role to the role Leonardo Barbosa did when he was in Golden State.