By Marcus Thompson
Friday, November 16th, 2007 at 10:01 pm in Uncategorized.
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.