Monday , Mar , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Van Exel placed on IL; Warriors sign LaRue

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors placed guard Nick Van
Exel on the injured list and signed guard Rusty LaRue to a 10-day contract on
Monday.

Van Exel is suffering from chronic left knee inflammation and pain, which is
the same injury that sent him to the injured list on February 1 and caused him
to miss eight games.

Overall this season, Van Exel has missed 15 games due to his left knee injury
and two because of a hip-pointer. He had arthroscopic surgery on the knee on
October 20, 2003.

Van Exel is averaging 12.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 39 games
this season.

Golden State next plays the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

LaRue has been playing with the Asheville Altitude of the NBDL, the NBA’s
developmental league. He has averaged 10.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.9
assists in 17 games with the Altitude. He leads the NBDL in three-point field
goal percentage at 48.3 percent.

LaRue, 30, is the Warriors first NBDL call-up.

GS