Wednesday , Feb , 13 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State Not the Place for Mickael Pietrus


English is not the first language of Warriors forward Mickael Pietrus, but he had no trouble making himself understood Tuesday: Trade me now. Pietrus, the Caribbean-born Frenchman whom Golden State drafted 11th overall in 2003, threw down the gauntlet after practice Tuesday, making a very public plea for a change of address prior to the NBA’s trade deadline on Feb. 21. ‘I want to be moved,’ said Pietrus, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season and has no plans of returning to Oakland. ‘I want to be moved. I want to be moved. I want to be traded.’ Pietrus, who’s 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, said he’s frustrated at having to play out of position at power forward and even occasionally center, something that’s been the case ever since Stephen Jackson took over as the starter at small forward in January 2007. Click here for more from the Contra Costa Times.