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

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.