Originally written on Warriors Locker  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The Golden State Warriors need someone to step up at center in 2011-12. 25-year old Andris Biedrins needs to get back to being the tough guy under the basket that he used to be a few years ago. Biedrins played in 59 games (55 starts) for the Warriors last year and he averaged 23.7 minutes, 5.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. He wasn’t very aggressive last year near the basket as he only connected on 10 of 31 (32.3%) free throws. Biedrins has now played in 410 games (267 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 24.1 minutes, 7.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.2 blocked shots per game. 24-year old Ekpe Udoh will backup Biedrins at center in 2011-12. He played in 58 games (18 starts) as a rookie last year for the Warriors and he averaged 17.8 minutes, 4.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.5 blocked shots per game. The Warriors expect more out of Udoh in 2011-12. 20-year old rookie Jeremy Tyler was taken in the second round of the NBA Draft last...
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