Taft was a second-round draft pick in 2005, but the former Pitt
star never overcame injury problems to make a mark with the club.
He played in just 17 games last season while struggling with
chronic back pain, which required season-ending surgery on a
herniated disc last March.
Taft couldn't play in any of the Warriors' preseason games this
month for new coach Don Nelson because of muscle inflammation.