RUMOR: Warriors star Stephen Curry’s new backup could come in form of ex-Bulls guard
The Golden State Warriors are one of the remaining teams that have yet to finalize their roster heading into the new season. With training camp officially kicking off in the coming weeks, the Dubs are reportedly eyeing a former Chicago Bulls point guard as a potential backup for Stephen Curry.
According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Warriors will be working out 6-foot-3 point guard Ryan Arcidiacono:
The Warriors are working out Ryan Arcidiacono this week, per source, as they continue to look for different options to compete for the vacant 15th roster spot in camp.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 13, 2021
Arcidiacono is obviously not a household name, but he could provide some value for the Warriors in 2021-22. The 27-year-old became a free agent this summer after the Bulls decided against renewing his contract. Last season, Arcidiacono saw his role reduced in Chicago’s rotation and it resulted in averages of just 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 10.2 minutes off the bench.
Arcidiacono will have a number of hurdles to overcome before he gets a spot in the Warriors’ rotation. He will hope to impress the Dubs when he works out for them this week, which could potentially lead to a short-term deal. If all goes according to plan, the former Villanova standout could be given the opportunity to prove himself in camp as he looks to secure a spot on coach Steve Kerr’s roster for the coming season.