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If you don't know Dajuan Wagner's story, you definitely need to check it out. The Warriors official site writes about how he's overcome colitis which knocked him out of the league for 2 years. He's battled his way back and is now poised to make a big splash back on to the NBA scene.


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Wagner is looking like the player who once scored 100 points in a game for Camden (New Jersey) High School. The sixth pick in the 2002 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers signed with the Warriors over the summer and has immediately shown he can be part of an exciting backcourt with Baron Davis, Jason Richardson and Monta Ellis...

"There isn't anything I haven't liked," Nelson said. "He's guarded, he's passed, he's shot, he's done every drill."

Wagner, 23, is just thrilled to be back on the court, and says he is working hard to get back to where he was his rookie season, when he averaged 13.4 points in 47 games for the Cavaliers...

"Our strengths are running and scoring the ball, and I can help us do that from shooting guard or point guard," Wagner said. "I'm ready for whatever (Nelson) wants me to do. ... I'm excited. I've been away from the game for a while."

Wagner is still very young at only 23 so he's still got time and talent to have a very good NBA career. His first step though is to prove he belongs and right now Nelson is going to give him that chance.

How do you envision Wagner fitting in? What do you project his minutes and numbers to be?