Last season, Joe Alexander returned to the court in the U.S. after spending several seasons overseas. While there, he suffered a stress fracture in his leg, and while playing last season, broke his wrist. Under the care of the Santa Cruz Warriors (the D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors), Alexander has received great medical care and has had the opportunity to play with the team.
Last season, he played in 14 games and averaged 13.7 points and 7 rebounds per game. He averaged 25 minutes a game while the team monitored his minutes closely. He was regularly held out of the second game of a back-to-back.
With NBA Summer Leagues coming next week, Alexander has a few options in front of him. Last week, the Warriors hosted a youth league basketball camp at Kaiser-Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz and had several players talk to the kids. One of whom was Alexander.
Adam Johnson of Sea Dubs Central was there to cover the event, and had the chance to talk to Alexander. He revealed that he is currently at about 75% health, and plans on staying in Santa Cruz to continue his rehab. He wants to play in the Summer League, but his health may prevent that from happening. He could play for Taiwan this summer in the FIBA Asia Cup and has had offers to play next season in South Korea.
If he chose to remain stateside, the Warriors have expressed interest in having him join their NBA roster for training camp with a chance of joining the team.