Editor's note: This article is part of an ongoing series in which Monte Poole will highlight a different Warriors player every day leading up to the start of training camp.
Player: Chris Babb
Position: Shooting guard/small forward.
Salary: $947k, third-year of four-year nonguaranteed contract signed with Boston in 2013-14.
2014-15 in review: Acquired by the Warriors in the July 27 trade that sent David Lee to Boston, Babb spent last season with the Maine Red Claws, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Celtics.
Babb appeared in 45 games (all starts), averaging 15.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He was selected for the Futures team in the D-League All-Star Game.
In April, Babb signed a multi-year deal with Boston but immediately returned to the Red Claws. Though the Celtics recalled him a week later, in time for the postseason, the 6-foot-5 Iowa State product did not appear in any games.
2015-16 outlook: The Warriors acquired Babb because he’s a very good defender who is a threat from beyond the arc. His shooting, however, has not been consistent.
Babb enters training camp as potential depth on the wing. There will be plenty of competition. He’s fighting an uphill battle to make the opening day roster.