Scott Machado was sitting in the Warriors’ locker room Sunday night, about to change into an NBA jersey for the first time since early January.

But he couldn’t muster much of a smile.

Machado is thrilled to be back in the league and to be playing on a 10-day contract for a team headed for the playoffs, but a recent devastation in his personal life won’t allow many positive emotions to show right now.

“My emotions are crazy, really on a rollercoaster,” the rookie point guard said. “It’s been a rough year, so I know that being back here before the playoff starts is really a blessing.”

Machado just got back from New York, where he had to bury his 61-year-old father. Luiz Machado, a livery cab driver, suffered a fatal heart attack while being arrested by for taking illegal fares by Taxi and Limousine Commission officers at Kennedy Airport on March 28.

The New York Daily News reported that Luiz Machado was left in a gutter and without critical medical care for as long as 11 minutes, which triggered the Medical Examiner’s Office to rule the death a homicide.

“He was a big hoops fan,” Scott Machado said, “so I know he’ll be watching.”

Machado was one of the most decorated players ever to come out of Iona College. He was the MAAC Player of the Year, the conference’s all-time leader in assists and a Bob Cousy Award finalist.