Guards Anthony Morrow and C.J. Watson have been odd men out as the Warriors season winds to a close. Both have to wonder about their futures with the team.

Both have sat for long stretches while coach Don Nelson turns to young players, giving both reason to question their roles. The two restricted free agents-to-be figure to draw interest from other teams.

But both have said they welcome a return to the Warriors.

"I love it here," Morrow said.

"The Warriors," Watson said, "will definitely be my first choice."

Morrow, forced to play small forward most of the season, has seen his minutes go to NBA Development League call-up Reggie Williams.

If Morrow goes back to shooting guard, minutes appear to be scarce at that position since guards Monta Ellis and rookie Stephen Curry eat up the backcourt playing time.

Watson, too, has to find minutes behind Ellis and Curry. But several teams could be in the market for a reliable backup point guard, such as Orlando, which negotiated with Watson last offseason.

But Watson said he isn't concerned about his future.

"I'm not worried about anything, actually," Watson said. "It is (a contract year) for me, but I don't really look at it as that. If it's meant for me to be here, I'll be here."


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  • Curry was named NBA Rookie of the Month on Thursday. In March, he averaged 19.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.79 steals in 37.5 minutes. He shot 46.1 percent, making half of his 80 3-point attempts. It's his second honor of the season, tying him with Sacramento guard Tyreke Evans.

  • Ellis and center Ronny Turiaf are both listed as questionable with the flu for tonight's game against the New York Knicks. Center Chris Hunter is also questionable thanks to a broken nose sustained Wednesday at Utah. Forward Corey Maggette had an MRI on his ailing left knee Thursday but is probable.