Wednesday , Oct , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Undrafted Rookie DeMarcus Nelson to Start for Warriors

At least for tonight, Bay Area native DeMarcus Nelson will be Golden State’s starting point guard, making him the first undrafted rookie ever to line up for the Warriors on Opening Night.

Not that the Oakland-born, Vallejo-raised player is the least bit fazed.

"After the songs are over, the guys announcing the names are over, you have to play the game," Nelson said. "That’s the main thing I’m focused on. There are enough things out there that we have to worry about as far as winning and playing good, so I can’t get caught up in the sidelines."

SF Gate