Tuesday , Jul , 06 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Warriors Foyle-d again

=== Report: Warriors Foyle-d again ===

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors and center Adonal
Foyle have reportedly agreed to a new contract.

The deal cannot become official until July 14, the first day free agents can
sign, but the Oakland Tribune said the eight-year veteran out of Colgate has
agreed to a five-year contract after spurning offers from several clubs,
including Orlando and Boston.

Foyle’s agent, Lon Babby, told ESPN.com the contract is worth a $41.6 million.
The deal will start at $6.5 million next season and has a team option in the
sixth year for an estimated $10 million.

The 29-year-old Foyle played just 44 games last season due to knee problems
and averaged 3.1 points and 3.8 rebounds to go along with 1.0 blocks per
contest. He has averaged 4.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 438 career games, all
with Golden State.

The new deal will likely make Foyle the starting center for the Warriors next
season, as Erick Dampier opted out of his contract last week and is not
expected to return to the club.

Dampier is an unrestricted free agent and has been eyeing several teams, but
could bring the Warriors something in return with a sign-and-trade deal.