Warriors sign forward Rob Kurz

November 3, 2008 6:37:05 PM PST
The Golden State Warriors signed forward Rob Kurz on Sunday night, transferring guard Monta Ellis to the suspended list to make room.

Kurz averaged 4.5 points and 3.8 rebounds while appearing in four preseason games with Golden State. He also hit the winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in the Warriors' 109-108 exhibition victory over Milwaukee in Beijing, thrilling a Chinese crowd.

Kurz was Golden State's final cut on Oct. 27, with Anthony Morrow beating out the undrafted rookie from Notre Dame for a roster spot. But the Warriors created another opening by moving Ellis, who's suspended without pay until early December after injuring his leg in a motorized scooter accident during the summer.

Ellis won't be healthy enough to return to the Warriors until after his suspension ends.

The NBA requires players to sit out three games under suspension before their roster spot can be used for another player. The Warriors (1-2) finish up a three-game road trip Monday night in Memphis.


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