4th July, 2011
The Golden State Warriors have exercised their options on Nigerian born forward Ekpe Udoh that will keep him under contract through the 2012-2013 season.
The move announced yesterday was a mere formality on Golden Stateâ€™s promising young player.
Udoh averaged 4.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.48 blocks per contest in his rookie campaign.
Udoh is 6â€™10 power forward who weights 245 lbs and has a wingspan of 7â€™4. He was the Big 12 Conferenceâ€™s leading shot blocker during the 2009â€“2010 basketball season.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors and NBA Development League announced that the Warriors have purchased the NBA D-Leagueâ€™s Wizards and will fully control the teamâ€™s business and basketball operations beginning with the 2011-12 season.
The Warriors became the eighth NBA team to have a â€˜one-to-oneâ€™ affiliate in the NBA D-League, the official minor league of the NBA.
Jim Weyermann, current President of the San Jose Giants, has been named as the Vice President of New Franchise Development. He will oversee all operational aspects of the Wizards.