OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- One has been an entrepreneur since
he handed out business cards for his lawn-mowing service in
the fifth grade. Another was born in Nigeria and didn't
play basketball until he was 14. The third was the lone
senior on The Associated Press All-America team and still
slipped in the NBA draft.
The Golden State Warriors formally introduced Harrison
Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green on Monday, bringing
together an eclectic trio that took far different paths to
The new rookies are still learning all about each other --
and their new surroundings -- but can bond behind a common
thread: each expected to be drafted higher, and each is
eager to show why next season.