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Beans Makes a Power Move

In a nutshell, Andris Biedrins didn’t get a contract extension because he wanted Chris Kaman money. The Clippers gave Kaman a five-year, $52 millin deal, so Biedrins wanted something in the $50s.

The Warriors convinced Biedrins is worth that much, in part because Kaman got his money in a different market than what Biedrins is going to face this coming offseason, plus many consider Kaman’s money to be a mistake.

Is it a coincidence that Andris plays his best game of the season against Kaman. He outplayed Kaman pretty convincingly Friday.

Biedrins: 23 points, 9-for-12 FGs, 18 rebounds, 2 blocks, 34 minutes
Kaman: 20 points, 5-for-16 FGs, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks, 41 minutes

Biedrins’ night would’ve been bigger if not for foul trouble. But adding insult to injury, Patrick O’Bryant came in and abused Kaman, getting 10 points and six rebounds in 12 minutes.

This could be bad news for the Warriors, if Biedrins goes out and destroys opposing centers. That means he could get an offer even higher than what the Warriors declined to pay this offseason.

Marcus Thompson

  • AJ

    OMG! there was a POB sighting!

  • Boyd

    I really question the wisdom of not extending Biedrin’s contract this past off season. Agile centers with hands are few and far between in the NBA. I think it may ultimately cost the W’s more by waiting a year.

    But I think the dumbest move by Mullin this offseason was not picking up POB’s option for next season. If POB has any kind of a breakout this season, he’s gone. He’s going to want money and playing time as an unrestricted FA next year and the W’s can offer neither to him.

  • JustPuked

    Not sure it was a total mistake yet. Questionable yes, but we’ll see. The free agent market in the NBA appears to be changing, witness Cleveland. But it would be a shame to see POB leave when he could have been locked in for another season for peanuts.