Azubuike exercises contract option

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors guard Kelenna Azubuike has exercised the player option in his contract for the 2010-11 season.

The team announced the decision Tuesday. The 26-year-old Azubuike appeared in only nine games this past season before being sidelined with a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. He averaged 13.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Azubuike has played in parts of four seasons with Golden State. His career scoring average is 10.6 points per game.