Wednesday , Nov , 12 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Warriors’ first-round pick returns

=== Warriors’ first-round pick returns ===

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors activated their
first-round selection from this year’s draft from the injured list on
Wednesday, as Mickael Pietrus’ ankle healed quicker than anticipated.

The 6-foot-6 swingman sprained his ankle in Golden State’s season-opener on
October 29, and had not played since. Pietrus, who was chosen with the 11th
overall pick, was a three-time All Star in France.

He was not expected to return for another 10 days, but the injury improved
rapidly.

Golden State placed forward Popeye Jones on the injured list with a left knee
injury to make room for the rookie. Jones had knee surgery one week ago, and
is expected to miss another five weeks.

GS