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07-08-2002, 07:13 PM
Dunleavy signs three-year deal with Warriors

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Associated Press


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mike Dunleavy, the third overall pick in the NBA draft, signed with the Golden State Warriors on Monday.



Dunleavy, a 6-foot-9 forward, was a member of Duke's 2001 national championship team. He averaged 17.3 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Blue Devils last season, then skipped his senior season to enter the draft.


The Warriors wouldn't discuss the terms of Dunleavy's three-year contract, but the deal is in line with the rookie pay scale determined by the NBA's collective bargaining agreement. Last year's No. 3 overall pick, Memphis forward Pau Gasol, signed a three-year deal worth $9.6 million.


Dunleavy is working out with the Warriors' summer league team in preparation for league play, which begins Wednesday in Long Beach. The Warriors hope Dunleavy takes over as their starting small forward.


Golden State still hasn't named a coach for the upcoming season, though Dunleavy's father, Mike Dunleavy, is one of the top candidates for the post currently held by interim coach Brian Winters.


The Warriors still are working on a contract for Czech guard Jiri Welsch, the 16th overall pick acquired by Golden State from Philadelphia.