Warriors recall Kosta Perovic and assign Patrick O’Bryant to D-LeaguePosted by Inside Hoops
The Golden State Warriors have recalled rookie center Kosta Perović from the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League and assigned second-year center Patrick O’Bryant to the Jam, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin announced today.
Perović, 23, returns from his second assignment to the D-League this season, the latest of which began on March 3. During his latest stint with the Jam, the 7-2 center played in two games, averaging 13.5 points and 18.5 rebounds in 35.0 minutes per contest – having tallied 16 points and 18 rebounds against Anaheim on March 7, as well as 11 points and 19 rebounds against Iowa on March 9. In 21 games overall this season with the Jam, Perović has averaged 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in 23.0 minutes per contest.
O’Bryant, 21, is being assigned to the Jam for the first time this season. He has appeared in 22 games for Golden State this season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 4.3 minutes per contest. The 7-0 center appeared in 25 games for the Jam during his rookie season in 2006-07, averaging 12.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.88 blocks in 29.6 minutes per contest.
Perović and O’Bryant are the only two Warriors player to be assigned to the D-League since the current affiliation system began during the 2005-06 season. Under the system, NBA teams can assign up to two players who are rookies or in their second season to their D-League affiliate. Players can stay with the D-League team for as long as the team wishes, and be recalled back to the NBA at any time. However, a player can only be sent to the D-League a maximum of three times during the season.