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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Warriors again fail to connect

OFFENSE FALTERS IN LATEST LOSSThe Warriors can make it look so easy in spurts, which makes their frequent struggles throughout games all the more frustrating. In that respect, their loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night at Oakland Arena was like so many other head-scratching performances this season.

Warriors Forward Chris Taft Undergoes Successful Surgery

Golden State Warriors’ forward Chris Taft underwent successful surgery yesterday, Tuesday, March 28, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins, a back specialist, and addressed the chronic back pain that the rookie had been experiencing throughout the season.
Taft, 21, will begin rehabilitation in the near future and, based on the progress of the rehabilitation, will be in position to begin on-court activities at some point in the next several months.
Taft, whom the Warriors selected with the 42nd overall pick in this past June’s NBA Draft, has appeared in 17 games for Golden State this season, averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per contest. He has missed 47 games overall this season due to injury, including each of the last 33 contests. Taft last appeared in a game on January 11 versus Miami.

Warriors Sign Mike Dunleavy To Multi-Year Contract Extension

The Golden State Warriors have signed forward Mike Dunleavy to a multi-year contract extension, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
“We’re extremely grateful that we were able to reach an agreement with Mike and his representatives,” said Mullin. “We view him as a integral part of our future and as a player who will continue to develop and expand his game, much as he has during his first three years in the NBA. Mike is a player who has improved every year that he has been in the league - as the statistics indicate - and his ability to simply help our team win basketball games will play a big part in our future success. Additionally, he is a tremendous individual and an asset to our franchise both on and off the court.”