Golden State welcomed back power forward Troy Murphy on Saturday after a 10-game layoff because of a sore left Achilles tendon. But after their 119-96 loss to the Sacramento Kings, the Warriors said farewell, at least temporarily, to rookie center Patrick O'Bryant, who was sent to join the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Murphy, who made it clear during his convalescence that he doesn't feel like he's fitting into Coach Don Nelson's system offensively, said that situation hadn't resolved itself over the past 2 1/2 weeks.
``Not really,'' Murphy said. ``But hopefully I can go in and help the team in other ways.''
Murphy said he was ``pretty close'' to full strength but wasn't certain how that would translate in games.
``I'm 100 percent in my workouts, but I haven't been able to play in any contact (scrimmages), so I don't know if I'm 100 percent there,'' Murphy said. ``I'm not sure how I'm going to be brought along, really. That's up to Nellie.''