Amundson exercises player option with Warriors

Golden State Warriors forward Lou Amundson has told the team

that he is exercising the player option on his contract for next

season.

The Warriors also announced Thursday that they waived forward

Jeff Adrien. Both moves came before the start of the NBA lockout on

Friday.

Amundson appeared in 46 games for the Warriors last season,

averaging 4.3 points and 4.0 rebounds. Overall during his five-year

NBA career, he has averaged 4.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 228

regular-season games with Utah, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Golden

State.

Adrien appeared in 23 games over two stints with the Warriors

last season, averaging 2.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.