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(Eds: Adds details, quotes. Adds contribution line. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Klay Thompson feels a little bit more like Golden State's team manager lately than a first-round pick. This is hardly how the determined rookie expected his early days in the NBA to go: observing from the sidelines as his teammates work under new Warriors coach Mark Jackson. He has yet to sign his contract as the franchise protects some salary-cap room to pursue free agents. On Tuesday, the Warriors agreed to terms with former Bobcats center Kwame Brown on a one-year, $7 million deal, according to his agent. About all Thompson is allowed to do is rebound for his teammates during shooting drills - he can't participate in practice. ''I can watch, rebound for the players. I feel like a manager again,'' Thompson said with a smile. Thompson, second-round pick Jeremy Tyler and several others have been left to learn as much as they can without being on the co...
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