It wasn’t that long ago when Golden State Warriors center Andris Biedrins averaged a double-double and received a well deserved contract extensions, yet over the past three seasons he has struggled with injuries and his confidence. Before missing the last 19 games of the 2011-2012 season he averaged less than 20 minutes per game for the first time since 2005-2006 when he averaged 14.7 minutes.
When his confidence is going he’s an excellent finisher around the basket, one of the better passing big men in the league and is very good on the glass on both ends of the floor. He has struggled throughout his career from the free throw line and with foul trouble.
He is the backup to starter Andrew Bogut who is coming off an ankle injury that he suffered while a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Yet, with him in the lineup it provides Mark Jackson the opportunity to slow the pace of the game down and look to startthe offense in the post and that will benefit Biedrins too.