Bjelica's heartfelt goodbye to Dub Nation: 'Always a Warrior' originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Nemanja Bjelica’s short tenure with the Warriors was an unforgettable one.
Bjelica thanked a number of people, and gave a special shout-out to “the best fans”.
“To all of you, for this unforgettable experience to close my NBA chapter, thank you. I will always remember this season, these fans and the Bay. Always a Warrior, Thank you,” he wrote.
He also thanked his teammates who turned into “brates," Serbian for “brothers”.
The 6-foot-10 Serbian forward signed with the Warriors right before the start of last season.
Bjelica averaged 6.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 16.1 minutes per game during the 2021-22 regular season. He appeared in 15 of Golden State's 22 postseason games and scored a playoff-high 10 points in Game 2 of the first-round series against the Denver Nuggets.
The 34-year-old reportedly agreed to sign with Fenerbahce Beko of the BSL in Turkey on a two-year contract worth $4 million, per Johnny Askounis of Eurohoops.
While Dub Nation is sad to see Bjelica go, he returns overseas as an NBA champion. And he will, as he mentioned, always be a Warrior no matter where in the world he is.