By Marcus Thompson
Sunday, July 27th, 2008 at 4:39 pm in Uncategorized.
No need to worry about Andris playing in Russia. The Warriors have locked him up for years to come.
A source close to the fifth-year center confirmed that the Warriors have signed Biedrins to a six-year, $63 million contract, which was first reported by ESPN.com. Not only does Andris get more than $10 million per year (the deal is even across, not front loaded or back loaded), but he gets an early termination option after the fifth season of the deal.
Andris is now the team’s second highest-paid player behind Monta Ellis, who just signed a six-year, $66 million deal. His signing effectively ends the Warriors free agent period, as they are now flirting with the luxury tax. The only roster alterations now
must come via a trade.