Steinmetz: Smart Names Warriors' Starting Five

Steinmetz: Smart Names Warriors' Starting Five
September 29, 2010, 9:18 pm
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Sept. 29, 2010STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

Just two days into training camp, Warriors coach Keith Smart says he knows who will make up his teams starting five: Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis, Dorell Wright, David Lee and Andris Biedrins.Smart confirmed those names after Wednesday's morning session.
There are no surprises there. Wright figured to win the small forward spot over Reggie Williams and Vladimir Radmanovic on his defense alone, and that appears to have happened.Lee will officially make the move to power forward, which will be a change for him. Lee played almost exclusively at center for the Knicks last year.Smart said one of the main priorities during training camp will for that unit to begin to develop a style of play and some chemistry.---Backup center Louis Amundson did not practice Tuesday night during the Warriors' contact session because of lower back stiffness. He worked out on the side during Wednesday's morning session.Biedrins missed Wednesday's morning session because of personal reasons.Brandan Wright rode the stationary bike during the morning session. He was bothered by a strained right calf.--The Warriors will hold an open practice on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Oracle Arena. The practice will begin at 5:30 p.m., and go until approximately 7:30 p.m.Parking and admission are free, and the doors open at 5 p.m.--The Warriors announced that they've picked up their third-year option on Curry, for the 2011-12 season, which is more a formality than anything else.Curry, who averaged 17.5 points and 5.9 assists per game as a rookie, will earn 2.9 million this season and 3.1 million in 2011-12.