Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Golden State Warriors exercised their
fourth-year team contract options on forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus
Ezeli for the 2015-16 campaign.
Barnes was the seventh overall pick in the 2012 draft, while Ezeli was the
final selection in the first round that year.
Barnes, 22, has been a key contributor to the Warriors being a perennial
playoff contender since his arrival. He has started 106 of the 160 regular
season games he has played and averaged 9.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per
Ezeli sat out last season with a knee injury after averaging 2.4 points, 4.0
rebounds and nearly a block per game as a rookie.
Golden State also announced it has not picked up the third-year contract
option on guard Nemanja Nedovic, who came become a free agent at the end of