Saturday, March 18, 2006

Hoops - Will "the Thrill" Signs 10-day deal with Warriors

Congrats to Will Bynum, who signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors!!!!

"I know he has the toughness and I'm pretty sure he has the quickness," Montgomery said. "I think you saw us (Thursday) night with pressure a little bit. I think he can just get it up the court because he's low to the ground. But there's a lot of stuff you're throwing at him."

Montgomery said the coaches and front office came up with four candidates, one of which was undrafted rookie point guard Aaron Miles, who started the season with the Warriors but was waived Jan. 5. But Chris Mullin, the team's executive vice president of basketball operations, chose Bynum. He said all it took to convince him was "one good look at Will."

And no one's happier than Bynum, who leads the D-League in scoring and is second in assists and minutes. He watched as player after player was called up, while all he got was false alarms.

"I'm more so like happy for the league," Bynum said. "I knew I would get my opportunity. I just wanted to be ready when my opportunity came.

"I'm of a stay here mind-set," he added. "I don't want to go back. If I have to I will. But I think this is where I belong. I know this is where I belong."