May 31, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com
OAKLAND -- The Warriors had six college players in for workouts on Tuesday morning at the team's downtown practice facility, but most of the attention was focused on swingman Jordan Hamilton from Texas and forward Chris Singleton of Florida State.Hamilton, 6-foot-7, averaged 18.6 points per game as a sophomore for the Longhorns this past season. He's considered a solid offensive player with range on his jump shot.Singleton is considered perhaps the best wing defender in the draft, and indicated he believed his ability on that side of the ball could allow him to play in his first season. Singleton was a two-time All-ACC defensive team selection.Singleton, 6-foot-8, played three years at Florida State and averaged 13.1 points per game this past season.
The Warriors also had in Jeremy Hazell from Seton Hall; Gary Johnson of Texas; Mychel Thompson for Pepperdine; and Chris Wright from Dayton.The Warriors will be holding periodic group workouts before the draft. The next workout is not yet scheduled, however the team expects the next one to be later in the week.
The Kings waived Matt Barnes during the All-Star break.
Less than two weeks later, he signed with the Warriors.
On Friday, Barnes will square off against Sacramento at Oracle Arena.
"I'm trying to kill 'em," he told the San Francisco Chronicle's Connor Letourneau on Thursday. "Simple."
In 54 games (13 starts) with the Kings this season, Barnes averaged 7.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting just under 33 percent from deep.
His final game in a Sacramento uniform came against the Warriors on Feb. 15. He registered 15 points and 14 rebounds.
"Things didn't go well there," Barnes added. "They're the enemy now."
Kevin Durant has been making steady progress in his rehab.
And on Thursday, he took another step forward.
"Did a little bit more today. Went through some 5-on-0 stuff, some lateral movement," Steve Kerr told reporters after practice. "Seems like he makes a knew stride each day. It's a good sign, but the four-week mark is a week from now so that's really when we'll have our first real update."
Durant sprained the MCL in his left knee and sustained a tibial bone bruise on Feb. 28 in Washington.
The following day, the Warriors announced that he would be reevaluated in four weeks.
Kerr also said that Durant will travel on Golden State's road trip to Houston and San Antonio next week.
More to come...