Thursday , Jun , 30 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Warriors exercise options on Pietrus, Cabarkapa; waive White

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors exercised the
contract options on guard Mickael Pietrus and forward Zarko Cabarkapa on
Thursday, thus keeping them in the Bay Area through the 2006-07 campaign.

“Mickael and Zarko played a big role in our second half success last season,”
said Chris Mullin, the Warriors’ vice president of basketball operations. “We
look forward to watching their continued development in the future.”

Pietrus, 23, averaged a career-high 9.5 points-per-game last season, while
also pulling down 2.8 rebounds and dishing out 1.2 assists in 67 games. The
24-year-old Cabarkapa, meanwhile, averaged career-highs of 6.0 points and 2.6
rebounds in 40 games last season with Golden State and Phoenix.

After being acquired by Golden State from Phoenix in exchange for two future
second round picks on January 3, he appeared in 37 games for the Warriors and
averaged 6.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 12.5 minutes per contest.

Also on Thursday, Golden State waived forward Rodney White, who appeared in 16
games for the Warriors last season.

For his career, White, a four-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 218 games with
Detroit, Denver and Golden State, recording 7.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1
assists-per-game.

GSW