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Levenspiel
11-25-2006, 04:44 AM
31 points (14-17 fg) & 10 rebounds wow :eek: in the loss againts Nuggets, tonight.

Sorry sariss, I separated a thread to talk about Biedrins' breakout season and you had the first post... Stuart

Nemesis 11 (aka Sabas 11)
11-25-2006, 04:45 AM
I really hope we get to see both Kambala and Biedrins there! As I write this Biedrins just scored 31 pts and grabbed 10 rebs against Denver! He sure is coming along!

Edit: Sariss just beat me to it by one second! :D On the buzzer!

rikhardur
11-25-2006, 04:17 PM
31 points (14-17 fg) & 10 rebounds wow :eek: in the loss againts Nuggets, tonight.
What a night for him! :)

Endym
11-25-2006, 06:54 PM
Quote from todays papers:

"All he does is play and make simple decisions," Nelson said of Biedrins. "I wish I had nine of them like him. He might be the best center I ever coached. That's a lot to say for a young kid, but this kid is special."

rikhardur
11-26-2006, 05:36 PM
As the Warriors end the Jazz's 8-game winning streak, another great game for Biedriņš: 14 pts + 17 rebs + 5 blocks ;)

Don Nelson is a great coach and very talented to work with youngsters and help them develope their best.

BBallfanJ
11-28-2006, 02:41 PM
and Biedrins keeps on rolling: 18 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks in a win against the Spurs, last night. Kevin Martin has some competition for MIP.

a-Ha
11-28-2006, 03:34 PM
And what was the best in the last game:

Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biedrins (4 BLK) 8:53

Team Timeout: Regular 8:37
Barry Substitution replaced by Oberto 8:37
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biedrins (5 BLK) 8:19
Team Rebound 8:19
Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biedrins (6 BLK) 8:14

:cool:

rikhardur
11-28-2006, 05:22 PM
He's becoming a great player indeed! He might as well become the MIP, yeah :)

stuart
11-28-2006, 08:02 PM
Man Andris really came out of nowhere... Mike Montgomery might still have his job had he given Biedrins a chance last year.

Biedrins is playing fantastic. With 18, 15, and 6blks in last night's win over #1 team in the league, Biedrins has been the most consistent warrior in the last 9 games, he has averaged 14.1ppg, 12.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocks on 62.5% shooting.

He has been such a thread on offensive rebounds that in the Sacramento game, Kenny Thomas started face-guarding him on rebounds! (source (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2006/11/20/SPGINMGDHC1.DTL))


Andris Biedrins was not a happy player last week, not with Kings forward Kenny Thomas facing him straight-up after almost every shot the Warriors attempted.

"He wasn't even going for the rebound," Biedrins said with an exasperated look. "He let the other guys get it. He was just blocking me off, you know?"

Stuart

stuart
11-28-2006, 08:04 PM
Another article from the San Francisco Chronicle (link (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2006/11/13/SPGNOMBJ2E1.DTL)):


Biedrins having breakout season
If only the free throw didn't exist.

Then Andris Biedrins could go an entire day hearing about everything he is doing, as opposed to the one thing he isn't.

"I know, I know," Biedrins said last week. "I'm trying to get better."

The Warriors' 20-year-old center is off to a blistering start this season -- foul shooting aside -- in helping Golden State to its first winning record in 10 months.

Not only has Biedrins forced his way into coach Don Nelson's starting lineup, but he's leading fast breaks, getting isolation play calls and cleaning up around the rim.

"He's been great," Troy Murphy perfectly summarized.

He's been the Warriors' best big man, and the proof was on display in the first quarter of Saturday's 111-79 blowout of the Pistons. After Baron Davis forced a turnover by Nazr Mohammed, Biedrins pushed the ball in transition and found Jason Richardson for an open three-point attempt.

Four minutes later, Biedrins put a spin move on Mohammed, then backed him for a turnaround jumper and foul. A few minutes after that, Biedrins stepped into the lane and blocked what appeared to be an uncontested shot by Pistons guard Lindsey Hunter.

In short, Biedrins is providing the type of two-way interior presence the Warriors desperately have been missing.

"I feel really good," Biedrins said. "I was just waiting for my chance."

The third-year center from Latvia didn't get that chance under coach Mike Montgomery -- partly because of Montgomery's preference for Adonal Foyle and partly because of Biedrins' own inability to stay out of foul trouble.

That hasn't been the case in Nelson's up-tempo system, in which Foyle has been stuck on the bench as Biedrins' role grows by the day. At least a few times every game, Nelson has isolated Biedrins at the elbow and charged him with hitting the cutter or taking his man. Other times, Biedrins cuts to the basket off pick-and-rolls and makes himself an easy target for teammates.

"As a point guard, you want somebody big like that who can finish," Davis said. "You can throw the ball up and he's going to get his hands on it."

Biedrins would be leading the league in field-goal percentage if he had enough baskets to qualify. He is shooting 77 percent after making 24 of his 31 attempts, and he needed 26 after seven games to be officially listed among the NBA leaders.

He's averaging 6.6 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game, and that's not including the rebounds he has tipped to his teammates. With his quickness and hyperactivity, Biedrins is systematically proving to his coach that he can play major minutes.

Nelson was worried about his center's ability to avoid fouls. So far, Biedrins has had only one bad game. He fouled out in 19 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday, but still managed to grab six rebounds.

Nelson was worried about Biedrins' shot-blocking ability. As of the weekend, Biedrins ranked fourth in the league in total blocks (15) and 10th in blocks per game (2.1).

Nelson isn't as worried as much anymore.

"His whole game is pretty good," he said. "It's only the free throw that's his nemesis."

After trying the Bo Kimble, one-handed approach to start the season, the left-handed Biedrins is back to stabilizing his free-throw shot with his right hand. He met with Holger Geschwindner, Dirk Nowitzki's personal coach, when the Warriors were in Dallas last week and received a lesson in practicality from the shooting specialist.

"You shoot free throws with one hand and jump shots with two, so he said there's no point," Biedrins recalled. "It's different shot, so just try to put the other hand there, too."

Biedrins went 31 percent from the line last season. He's off to a 46 percent start this season, but hit two clutch free-throw tries against the Hornets in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

Bring up free throws and Biedrins smiles and he shakes his head. If only free throws didn't exist, he'd be having the dream season.

a-Ha
11-29-2006, 06:48 AM
He IS getting better in free throws: in last three games he has scored 9 from 11 :)

rikhardur
11-30-2006, 12:29 AM
Torrent video of his best moments so far this season:
http://www.sportbit.org/details.php?id=1646
Enjoy! ;)

rikhardur
12-03-2006, 10:24 AM
Loss against the Bucks, but double-double for Biedriņš ;) 17 pts + 12 rebs (+ 3 blocks).

GR8BBALL
12-04-2006, 12:48 AM
Wow some centers from Europe are doing such a good job!!

Krstic, Pachulia, Bezec and now Biedrins and big Z of the Cavs who's been there for a while... :cool:

woma
12-04-2006, 03:26 AM
He is really a good defender, with long arms, decent athleticism and good lateral quickness, he is very active on boards and goes hard for every rebound.
But after watching some Warriors games, his unability to finish strong around the rim made me shakin my head many times, I've seen enough of "Andris Biedris missed 1-foot lay-up, "Andris Biedrins missed 2-foot jump hook", etc...
He has a great situation, since Warriors guards are making some great passes inside (especially Baron Davis, if he's healthy), but he has a long way to become a contributor on offense.

rikhardur
12-04-2006, 04:37 PM
He is really a good defender, with long arms, decent athleticism and good lateral quickness, he is very active on boards and goes hard for every rebound.
But after watching some Warriors games, his unability to finish strong around the rim made me shakin my head many times, I've seen enough of "Andris Biedris missed 1-foot lay-up, "Andris Biedrins missed 2-foot jump hook", etc...
He has a great situation, since Warriors guards are making some great passes inside (especially Baron Davis, if he's healthy), but he has a long way to become a contributor on offense.
He's making huge progress and remember he's only 20 years old. His free throws, one of his problems, are already improving, and I'm sure the rest will also improve with time, and he still has plenty.

stuart
12-04-2006, 06:00 PM
Wow some centers from Europe are doing such a good job!!

Krstic, Pachulia, Bezec and now Biedrins and big Z of the Cavs who's been there for a while... :cool:
You add Bogut, Yao Ming and Anderson Varejao to the list, and it looks like international players have eight of the top ten centers in the NBA (Shaq, Zo)

Stuart

Levenspiel
12-08-2006, 07:05 PM
Wow some centers from Europe are doing such a good job!!

Krstic, Pachulia, Bezec and now Biedrins and big Z of the Cavs who's been there for a while...
You add Bogut, Yao Ming and Anderson Varejao to the list, and it looks like international players have eight of the top ten centers in the NBA (Shaq, Zo)

Stuart
Mehmet Okur makes them 9 out of 11.

Sorry, I tried, but couldn't resist :D.

BBallfanJ
12-10-2006, 02:15 PM
17 points, 13 rebounds last night for Biedrins in win over Hornets.

rikhardur
12-13-2006, 03:34 PM
Victory over the Kings and double-double for Biedriņš:

20 pts (7/7 FG, 6/6 FT)
14 rebs
(3 blocks)
(3 assists)

;)

stuart
12-19-2006, 12:19 AM
Another article about Biedrins from USA Today: source (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/warriors/2006-12-16-andris-biedrins_x.htm)


Warriors' Biedrins finding his way in the NBA at tender age of 20
OAKLAND (AP) — Until a teammate told him, Andris Biedrins had no idea he blocked three straight shots by Tim Duncan— yes, he had his way with the eight-time All-Star for San Antonio, owner of three championship rings.

Duncan and everybody else noticed Biedrins' feat, that's for sure. The impressive sequence last month showed that Golden State's 20-year-old center from Latvia is finally finding his way on the NBA scene.

"I love the kid," said Hall of Fame coach Pete Newell, who once had Biedrins in his camp for big men. "He's young. He could run and he could jump. He's really getting his game together. I'm happy to see him getting the opportunity."

New Warriors coach Don Nelson is a big reason for that. Not only has Biedrins assumed a greater role this season in Nelson's second tenure with the team, he is thriving in the Warriors' up-tempo, no-nonsense system. He has more chances to use his athleticism and quickness to create scoring opportunities and to wreak havoc on the defensive end.

Nelson believes in being patient when his young players make mistakes, as long as he knows they are going hard every possession.

"Definitely, I've got him tired," Nelson said. "I've been playing him to death."

Biedrins, in his third NBA season, is showing few signs of fatigue so far. He had the second-best shooting percentage in the league at 66.5% heading into a six-game road trip that started Friday night at Phoenix and was one of seven players on the Warriors scoring in double figures.

"He's the man for us right now," forward Mickael Pietrus said. "He plays hard, he rebounds, he runs the floor. He has a lot of confidence and you can tell Coach loves him."

Biedrins went 7-for-7 from the field and made all six of his free throws in a win over Sacramento on Tuesday night, finishing with 20 points, 14 rebounds and three assists for his ninth double-double of the season and sixth in 10 games. He's the first Warriors player to score at least 20 points without missing a shot since Chris Mullin did it on Jan. 18, 1996, against Milwaukee.

"He understands where he needs to be and really competes hard," Mike Dunleavy said. "He's really long and that causes a lot of problems for guys."

Biedrins made 6 of 7 shots on the way to 15 points in 21 minutes Thursday night in a victory over Houston, coming off the bench for only the fifth time this season as Nelson went with a bigger lineup featuring Adonal Foyle against 7-foot-6 Yao Ming.

"I think Don Nelson, the way he's playing and his style, I fit in," Biedrins said. "I'm playing more minutes and I feel better every game. I'm more and more comfortable. This year will be important for me and my game. The first two years were learning.

"I just keep doing my job."

The 6-foot-11, 230-pound Biedrins was the Warriors' first-round draft pick, 11th overall, in 2004 — and he taught himself to speak English during the six months he spent training in Los Angeles leading up to the draft. Before entering the NBA, he played professionally for two years in his native Latvia.

Biedrins is only the second Latvian to play in the NBA following Gundars Vetra, who appeared in 13 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1992-93. Biedrins was the youngest player in the league during his rookie season and became the youngest to play for the Warriors when he made his NBA debut Nov. 5, 2004, against Utah.

"It was like a dream back home," he said of reaching this level. "We had nobody playing in the NBA and one player like 10 years before. It was hard to believe anybody from my hometown or my home country could play in the NBA."

Some might have wondered about his future at first. Biedrins' development his first two seasons was gradual — and he acknowledges he was among the team's worst free-throw shooters.

But Biedrins, a lanky left-hander, showed off his improved game during training camp this year. These days, he has his own repertoire of inside moves and isn't afraid to go hard to the hoop or try something new to learn what works.

Duncan has been impressed with more than Biedrins' shot-blocking ability.

"He's great in their offense," Duncan said. "His teammates are finding him right underneath the rim. He's good at finishing around the basket."

Biedrins is getting the NBA look down, too. He sports glittery diamond earrings after games while joking around with teammates in the locker room.

"I knew Andris was capable of doing things," guard Jason Richardson said. "He's doing it now. He came into the league at 17 or 18 years old and didn't know his identity. ... I expected it. I saw it in there and everybody else saw it in there."

For Biedrins, any accolades he gets are secondary to doing whatever he can to help the team. The Warriors are mired in an NBA-worst 12-year playoff drought and haven't been to the postseason since Nelson last took them there in 1994.

"He's an exceptional player and he's young," Nelson said. "I can't believe he's doing what he's doing at 20 years old. He's stepping in and making good plays. He's going to be an amazing player. I didn't think it was going to be this year."

elaj
12-19-2006, 07:22 PM
Biedrins got owned last game vs Toronto. Nesterovic was all over him in the first quarter, blocking him twice and easily scoring over him. He still has a long way to go to become a consistant player in NBA.

rikhardur
12-23-2006, 10:18 AM
Last night he only played 17 minutes, did he get injured or something?

Levenspiel
12-23-2006, 06:29 PM
Yes, he got injured during the game. I saw it in the NBAtv highlights. He fell on his back while trying to defend Milicic, and hurt his tail bone.

rikhardur
12-27-2006, 06:02 PM
Victory against the Sixers and double-double: 16 pts + 11 rebs (+ 3 steals + 1 block)

rikhardur
12-30-2006, 02:46 PM
Huge night! 20 pts + 17 rebs + 4 blocks :)

rikhardur
01-07-2007, 04:52 PM
Yet another double double: 15 pts + 16 rebs (+ 1 assist + 2 blocks).

rikhardur
02-04-2007, 03:04 AM
Biedriņš returns to the double-doubles and has a career-high in rebounds: 15 pts + 18 rebs (+ 2 steals + 2 blocks).

rikhardur
02-22-2007, 04:25 PM
21 pts + 14 rebs + 3 steals + 2 blocks in a victory over the Grizzlies.

rikhardur
03-04-2007, 10:38 PM
After some poor games Andris returns with a double-double: 13 pts + 15 rebs (+ 1 assist + 2 steals + 1 block) in a loss against the Wizards.

rikhardur
03-08-2007, 08:51 AM
12 + 15 rebs + 3 blocks as the Warriors beat the Nuggets.

rikhardur
03-24-2007, 11:15 AM
24 pts + 12 rebs + 5 assists (+ 2 steals) in a win against the Wizards.

rikhardur
11-17-2007, 09:51 PM
His best game this season posting 23 pts + 18 rebs (+ 2 blocks + 1 assist + 1 steal) for the win against the Clippers.
After 7 games played so far he's averaging a double-double: 13.1 ppg + 10.7 rpg.

stuart
12-09-2007, 06:21 PM
From my recent news summary:


The Warrior’s Steady-Hand
When one talks of the Warriors most will first think of Stephen Jackson and Baron Davis. Then they’ll think of Monta Ellis, Al Harrington, and Matt Barnes. Those five maybe the faces and the heart of the team, but I think the efficiency and work down-low of Latvian center Andris Biedrins (http://www.interbasket.net/players/biedrins.htm)is hugely-underrated. Biedrins is averaging 10.1 rebounds, and the 12 players that average more rebounds per game than Biedrins, Biedrins averages the least amount of minutes. Did I mention that he leads the league in FG% too?

Game by game, Biedrins stats may look inconsistent, but it’s more the coach and style than the ups-and-downs of the 6-11 center with long arms and great hands. Don Nelson loves his small ball, and he’ll start Harrington in the middle against teams with dominant centers, as he did with Dwight Howard. And Harrington played the majority of minutes when they played Yao Ming. So although Biedrins is good for a double-double each game, Harrington’s effectiveness in hitting threes determines Andris’s playing time about 30% of the time.

I think Nelly may be learning that though Biedrins isn’t going to draw opposing centers outside 10-feet, Biedrins is very effective in the pick-and-roll with Baron Davis.

Dare I say that Andris more than held his own against Dwight Howard too and I don’t think it was a coincidence that the Warriors started their run when Biedrins was in the lineup.

I am not complaining about Nelson at all. Being in the bay area, I’m lucky to catch many of the Warriors games; and they’ve perfected the up-and-down, shoot-the-first shot-offense while still getting back to scrap on defense. Additionally, Nelson was the one that first gave Biedrins (and Ellis) his shot, I just wish Biedrin’s minutes were more consistent.

Dareliukaz
12-17-2007, 05:46 AM
Biedrins rulez ;D

rikhardur
01-28-2008, 11:42 AM
Biedriņš grabbed a career-high 26 rebs to go along with 11 pts, as the Warriors beat the Knicks.

Neozyrus
01-28-2008, 07:17 PM
Biedriņš grabbed a career-high 26 rebs to go along with 11 pts, as the Warriors beat the Knicks.

26 rebounds!! holy shit!
That is almost his unique job in the team and he's doing it perfectly. It wouldnt hurt if they would give him a little more responsability in attack, i think he deserves it.

Baron Davis 4 president
03-18-2008, 11:31 AM
Beans is amazing and has all the future to get better
he can play the pick 'n roll like no one (except amare and boozer)
he is the best fit for the warriors and has the best field goal % in the league
Beans and monta are the future of the warriors.


this was my favourite moment of him last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gecuxYF3J8

also his girlfriend is H-O-T :D

rikhardur
03-30-2008, 12:58 PM
Biedriņš had his best game of the month, scoring 17 pts, grabbing 17 rebs, blocking 2 shots and adding 3 assists. Unfortunately the Warriors could not win against the Nuggets (112-119).

rikhardur
04-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Big double-double: 21 pts + 17 rebs (+ 2 blocks + 1 assist).

rikhardur
04-06-2008, 11:45 PM
Another big double-double with 17 pts + 15 rebs as the Warriors lose to the Hornets.

jazperson
04-07-2008, 12:15 AM
They should change NBA to WBA, World Basketball Association. :D

Neozyrus
04-07-2008, 08:14 PM
He is the only true tall man of the team. Any member of the team can get a good ammount of rebounds, but he's the only one that really is supposed to make a difference in the paint in this team. But in any case, hes doing a great job, even in a so fast-orientated team as the GS is, hes doing some great performances.

mvblair
04-12-2008, 02:33 AM
I just want to say that I saw Biedrins on TV during the Golden State/Denver game (which GS lost). Biedrins is very good! He's got some good power moves and he moves very well. I think he had 13 points and 19 rebounds in that game.

Neozyrus
04-13-2008, 04:50 AM
Absolutely. I have just sa him in a couple of games this season (apart from the EC with Latvia), and he seems to be becming a really good player. He has mproved a lot in the last couple ofyears and what os even better, ne's still imporving. He has learned some reat movements, he hast a bad shot, he has become stronger but he still is quite agile and fast for his height.... His latest numbers just speaks for themselves.

rikhardur
11-04-2008, 03:34 AM
4 games so far in the new season and nothing but double-doubles. The last one 16 pts + 22 rebs as the Warriors lose to the Grizzlies.
I'm now officially waiting for a game in which he misses a double-double :p

rikhardur
11-12-2008, 05:51 PM
Andris might as well currently be the most underrated player in the NBA. Why? 8 games, nothing but double-doubles, 16.8 ppg + 14.3 rpg (second in the NBA) + 1.8 bpg + 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg while shooting 53.1% from the floor.
How about that?

mvblair
11-12-2008, 06:14 PM
Andris might as well currently be the most underrated player in the NBA. Why? 8 games, nothing but double-doubles, 16.8 ppg + 14.3 rpg (second in the NBA) + 1.8 bpg + 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg while shooting 53.1% from the floor.
How about that?
Wow. That's really good. I knew he was playing last year, but I didn't know he was 17 point, 14 rebound good. That's fantastic. He must be turning into a real beast!!

I'm looking at his statistics now, and he's averaging 4.3 fouls per game. I hope he's not putting guards on the free-throw line.

Well, he's not a rookie anymore.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/80/Beast_Jim_Lee_art.jpg/180px-Beast_Jim_Lee_art.jpg

Khalid80
11-12-2008, 06:30 PM
Andris might as well currently be the most underrated player in the NBA. Why? 8 games, nothing but double-doubles, 16.8 ppg + 14.3 rpg (second in the NBA) + 1.8 bpg + 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg while shooting 53.1% from the floor.
How about that?

I completely agree. The guy works his ass-off every game and has great stats but doesn't get the media hype or credit like Yao Ming or Dwight Howard would (maybe it's cuz he's playing with Golden State?) Baron Davis, Stephon Jackson and more recently Monta Ellis used to get all the media attention in the last few years there).
Biedrins definitely deserves to be playing in the All-Star game and I hope that he can help the Warriors make it back to the playoffs.

Charbel Sakr
11-13-2008, 01:08 PM
I completely agree. The guy works his ass-off every game and has great stats but doesn't get the media hype or credit like Yao Ming or Dwight Howard would (maybe it's cuz he's playing with Golden State?) Baron Davis, Stephon Jackson and more recently Monta Ellis used to get all the media attention in the last few years there).
Biedrins definitely deserves to be playing in the All-Star game and I hope that he can help the Warriors make it back to the playoffs.

not this year, b-diddy is with the clippers

biedrins has improved greatly but howard is still better by a mile

Khalid80
11-13-2008, 02:15 PM
not this year, b-diddy is with the clippers

biedrins has improved greatly but howard is still better by a mile

Yeah I know that Baron is with the Clips and that's why I mentioned that Biedrins now deserves to be given the proper media coverage since he has what it takes to become the franchise player of the Warriors along with Monta Ellis (Stephon is now old school) since they're both young, improving tremendously, and have great potential.

Howard and Yao Ming are still the top 2 centers in the NBA by far but Biedrins can slowly close the gap with Yao at the rate that he's improving.

Howard is the next Shaq (during his prime years) and the averages that he's posting 15 rpg, 24 ppg, 4.4 bpg are sick.

Charbel Sakr
11-13-2008, 07:38 PM
Howard is the next Shaq (during his prime years) and the averages that he's posting 15 rpg, 24 ppg, 4.4 bpg are sick.



Exactly, every team's dream, every GM's fantasy. He is DOMINANT

mvblair
11-14-2008, 04:23 PM
17 points, 19 rebounds in a loss to Detroit yesterday. According to the news story, it was his 16th straight double-double since last year.

If he keeps playing like this (or a little below this level), he'll be in the All-Star game. He and Yao are the only centers playing like legitimate All-Stars right now. Andrew Bynum, who is one year younger than Biedrins and the guy who everyone said would be the new king of the West, is playing about as well as Spencer Hawes (who?), Mark Gasol, and Tyson Chandler.

rikhardur
11-19-2008, 03:49 PM
Damn, Andris just missed a double-double (17 pts + 9 rebs) :D
He then had 17 in a row since last season (10 this season). That's amazing. Does anyone know the record for consecutive double-doubles?

damelo
11-19-2008, 03:59 PM
Damn, Andris just missed a double-double (17 pts + 9 rebs) :D
He then had 17 in a row since last season (10 this season). That's amazing. Does anyone know the record for consecutive double-doubles?

with or without chamberlain?

Charbel Sakr
11-20-2008, 12:05 AM
Damn, Andris just missed a double-double (17 pts + 9 rebs) :D
He then had 17 in a row since last season (10 this season). That's amazing. Does anyone know the record for consecutive double-doubles?

not sure but its gotta be wilt for like 500 straight games!!!!

rikhardur
11-20-2008, 12:25 AM
:D OK guys I got your point, wishful thinking.

Khalid80
11-20-2008, 09:13 AM
Damn, Andris just missed a double-double (17 pts + 9 rebs) :D
He then had 17 in a row since last season (10 this season). That's amazing. Does anyone know the record for consecutive double-doubles?

The problem is that there no available stats concerning double doubles before the 1986-1987 season. What I do know is that Karl Malone currently holds the most double doubles since the 86-87 season with 782.

For sure Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Bill Russell averaged double doubles for their whole career :D .

Some interesting stats for Wilt:

"Special double-doubles are rare "double double-doubles", in which a player gets at least 20 in two of the five categories, This feat was achieved only by Wilt Chamberlain who did it eight times:

41 points, 40 rebounds vs. Syracuse Nationals on November 4, 1959.
44 points, 42 rebounds vs. Boston Celtics on January 15, 1960.
58 points, 42 rebounds vs. Detroit Pistons on January 25, 1960(at Bethlehem, PA; 58 points are the most ever scored by a rookie).
44 points, 45 rebounds vs. Syracuse Nationals on February 6, 1960 (45 rebounds is the NBA single game rookie record).
56 points, 45 rebounds vs. Los Angeles Lakers on January 21, 1961.
78 points, 43 rebounds vs. Los Angeles Lakers on December 8, 1961 (3OT; 78 points was an NBA record at the time).
50 points, 41 rebounds vs. Detroit Pistons on October 26, 1962 (OT).
50 points, 40 rebounds vs. Detroit Pistons on November 22, 1964."

Charbel Sakr
11-20-2008, 04:07 PM
The problem is that there no available stats concerning double doubles before the 1986-1987 season. What I do know is that Karl Malone currently holds the most double doubles since the 86-87 season with 782.

For sure Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Bill Russell averaged double doubles for their whole career :D .

Some interesting stats for Wilt:

"Special double-doubles are rare "double double-doubles", in which a player gets at least 20 in two of the five categories, This feat was achieved only by Wilt Chamberlain who did it eight times:

41 points, 40 rebounds vs. Syracuse Nationals on November 4, 1959.
44 points, 42 rebounds vs. Boston Celtics on January 15, 1960.
58 points, 42 rebounds vs. Detroit Pistons on January 25, 1960(at Bethlehem, PA; 58 points are the most ever scored by a rookie).
44 points, 45 rebounds vs. Syracuse Nationals on February 6, 1960 (45 rebounds is the NBA single game rookie record).
56 points, 45 rebounds vs. Los Angeles Lakers on January 21, 1961.
78 points, 43 rebounds vs. Los Angeles Lakers on December 8, 1961 (3OT; 78 points was an NBA record at the time).
50 points, 41 rebounds vs. Detroit Pistons on October 26, 1962 (OT).
50 points, 40 rebounds vs. Detroit Pistons on November 22, 1964."


Are you sure abt malone's number?? 782?? because i think Mj has the record for consecutive times scoring in double figures with the something like 720, if malone had 782 consecutive double doubles then he should have the consecutive double figures too

anyways it has to be wilt!!! the guy was a scoring and rebounding machine!!!! 50.4ppg for a whole season! u must be kidding

Khalid80
11-20-2008, 07:33 PM
Are you sure abt malone's number?? 782?? because i think Mj has the record for consecutive times scoring in double figures with the something like 720, if malone had 782 consecutive double doubles then he should have the consecutive double figures too

anyways it has to be wilt!!! the guy was a scoring and rebounding machine!!!! 50.4ppg for a whole season! u must be kidding

Charbel, Malone has the most double doubles since 1986-1987 but they're not consecutive.

I couldn't find any data about consecutive double doubles.


(Data obtained from Wikipedia)

"NBA regular season double-double leaders since 1986-87
As of April 18, 2008

1. Karl Malone 782
2. John Stockton 696
3. Shaquille O'Neal 687
4. Hakeem Olajuwon 674
5. Kevin Garnett 636
6. Charles Barkley 623
7. Tim Duncan 595
8. Patrick Ewing 563
9. David Robinson 544
10. Dikembe Mutombo 470"

Charbel Sakr
11-20-2008, 09:25 PM
Charbel, Malone has the most double doubles since 1986-1987 but they're not consecutive.

I couldn't find any data about consecutive double doubles.


(Data obtained from Wikipedia)

"NBA regular season double-double leaders since 1986-87
As of April 18, 2008

1. Karl Malone 782
2. John Stockton 696
3. Shaquille O'Neal 687
4. Hakeem Olajuwon 674
5. Kevin Garnett 636
6. Charles Barkley 623
7. Tim Duncan 595
8. Patrick Ewing 563
9. David Robinson 544
10. Dikembe Mutombo 470"

ya i knew it not consecutive, i couldn't find anything abt the consecutive double-double record, but i cant imagine it being any1 except wilt chamberlain

edemire
11-25-2008, 04:24 PM
It's a real possibility!

Golden-haired 6-11 Andris Biedrins could be the Golden State Warrior's first all-star in more than 10 years.

Such a selection seemed unlikely in 2004, when an 18-year-old Biedrins became the youngest player ever drafted by the Warriors.

In his first couple years, he averaged less than 4.5 in points and rebounds and shot a jaw-droppingly inept 30.6% from the free throw line in 2005-06....

Read the rest (http://theglobalhook.blogspot.com/2008/11/andris-biedrins-all-star-game-bound.html) here.

Also, check out the foxsports interview with "Dre" at the end of the article..

rikhardur
12-09-2008, 03:35 AM
17 pts + 21 rebs + 5 assists + 3 steals + 2 blocks (6 TOs) as the Warriors beat the Thunder.

mvblair
12-09-2008, 02:25 PM
Right now, it seems like Biedrins is the team. He's the only player who is worth his paycheck right now (and maybe the rookie Morrow). Biedrins deserves to be an All-Star, because he is the reason they've won five games instead of starting the year 0-20.

rikhardur
01-08-2009, 05:05 PM
12 pts + 17 rebounds and a career-high 8 assists + 3 steals + 3 blocks as the Warriors lose to the Lakers.

Khalid80
01-22-2009, 10:20 AM
http://www.nba.com/2009/news/01/21/warriors.biedrins.ap/index.html

Nothing too serious. Hope he'll be back in action for the next game.

rikhardur
12-19-2009, 03:28 PM
From ESPN website...

Straight forward
12-19-2009, 04:10 PM
From ESPN website...

There are still many people who think Latvia and Lithuania are somewhere in Russia and their language is Russian. That's fucking irritating.
But this is too much :p

jugoplastika
12-30-2009, 02:25 PM
Andris Biedrins - The Forgotten Warrior :: 2009-2010 Player Recaps and Previews

by Adam Lauridsen on Oct 14, 2009


What do Ralph Sampson, Uwe Blab, Alton Lister, Tyrone Hill, Victor Alexander, Rony Seikaly, Todd Fuller, Erick Dampier, Adonal Foyle, and Troy Murphy have in common? They've all been opening night starting centers for the Warriors in the past twenty years -- and their performances as Warriors all fall short of what Andris Biedrins has brought to the team. But despite nearly two decades of longing for a high quality center, some Warriors fans don't seem to appreciate fully the one that fell into their laps at the 11th pick in 2004, fresh from Riga, Latvia. That'll likely change in 09-10, and hopefully not only after Andris' departure.

Before breaking down what Andris is, it's worth a quick review of what he isn't. He isn't the reincarnation of Wilt Chamberlain and no one ever labeled him Mini/Lil'/Baby/Junior Shaq. He's not the guy you want going toe-to-toe with Dwight Howard and he can't see eye-to-eye with Yao. He's not the guy you want shooting two free throws when you're down by 1 with no time left on the clock. He's not going to be a Hall of Fame center, but those types of players typically only come along every 5-8 years -- and when there are 30 teams drafting you're a long shot to land one (unless David Stern is kindly willing to put your draft envelop on ice). Andris is a limited player, but his limitations just happen to fit perfectly within the Warriors' current style of play.

Whether you call it Nellie ball, small ball, or gimmick ball, Don Nelson uses his centers in a unique way. He simultaneously wants them crashing the boards and blocking shots, but doesn't want them plodding along or clogging up the middle. They need to be mobile and agile, with soft hands and good instincts. It's nice if they have a 10 foot jump shot or can pass from the high post, but their primary job is to stop penetration, secure the defensive rebound, start the break, and get down to the other end of the court to be in offensive rebounding position before the shot goes up (not always an easy task when the Warriors are going full throttle). No one has been better at this since Nelson first coached the Warriors than Andris Biedrins.

But Andris' outstanding play often gets overlooked because he's so foundational. He's not the focus of the offense, he just provides the stops and rebounds that allow the rest of the team to get out on the break. He's usually not the man streaking to the basket for a dunk, but it's often his screen that created the glimpse of daylight making the play possible. And Andris might not be getting many shots per game, but it's his offensive rebounds that give the other Warriors even more looks at the basket. When Andris goes down -- as he did with appendicitis two years ago and a variety of ailments last year -- opposing guards get closer to the rim, opposing big men get more second chance points, the Warriors take longer to start their breaks, the lanes to the basket collapse, and the second chance points dry up. The emergence of Anthony Randolph has helped take some of the pressure off Biedrins, but on far too many nights the Latvian and longest-tenured Warrior (along with Monta) still looks like Custer, making his last stand in the paint.

So while I could go on and on about how well Andris reads opponents when rotating on defense, or how good he is at making quick passes from the block, or what a tireless, positive force he's been on the team through these turbulent times, we've still got to wrestle with the fact that the team he anchored last year simply wasn't very good. And if the Warriors are going to improve, Andris needs to step up. I think he's up to the task -- and there are plenty of signs that 09-10 might be the year he makes the jump from solid player to difference maker.

With Stephen Curry looking like a real point guard, Andris will have a teammate capable of feeding him the ball on breaks and pick-and-rolls. Biedrins' speed allows him to beat opponents down the court, and his agility allows him to work around them in the half court. Although he took a step back year handling the ball, he usually has soft hands and a nice touch from within five feet. Curry should get the most from Andris' abilities, hopefully integrating him more fully into the offense -- which will help with the spacing over the rest of the court.
Now 23 years old, Andris is only just entering the peak period of development of NBA big men. I'm optimistic that solid competition over the summers in European play combined with the Warriors' recent hiring of Scott Roth (famed for helping Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki adapt to the NBA) will help accelerate his development. Again, if Andris can develop enough of an offensive game to demand fairly consistent defensive attention, it'll only help open up the key for players like Curry, Ellis, and Azubuike to slash to the basket.
The signing of Ronny Turiaf last year provided the Warriors with a perfect change of pace to spell Andris against larger, stronger players. Turiaf has the lower body strength needed to push out the bigger centers in the NBA. Ideally, if the Warriors are attacking, Biedrins can use his quickness to turn his opponent's size and weight into a disadvantage. If not, Turiaf should provide relief. And if Andris improves his offensive game, we might get to see Biedrins paired with Turiaf against larger front lines -- particularly given our reduced front-court depth following Wright's injury. Biedrins' limitations are less of an issue now that we have the ideal role player to complement him. Andris will play in situations where he can do the most damage.
But despite all of the above, Andris' primary role on the Warriors this off-season and preseason has been as the leading trade rumor target. Whether in the rumored deal for Stoudemire last June or Chris Bosh this week, Andris' name keeps popping up. But the fact that he continues to be the guy other teams want should give us serious pause before we swap him out for whatever rent-a-big-man Nelson, Riley, and Rowell think will help give the team an immediate boost.

A Warriors team replacing Andris with Amare immediately becomes significantly worse defensively and on the boards. And any boost gained offensively will come primarily from Amare's jump shooting, not inside play, as he demonstrated on Saturday when Randolph thoroughly outplayed him in the paint. When you factor in Amare's health, locker room issues, and the other pieces likely involved on our end, the deal's a non-starter for me.
The rumored Bosh swap is a closer call, since Chris is a better rebounder, defender, and all-around team presence than Amare -- but I still worry about whether he'll do the dirty work in Nelson's system of banging repeatedly against the other team's biggest player. If Bosh is paired with Turiaf at center, our rebounding suffers and Randolph is forced to the bench (since he can't play 3 until he demonstrates a consistent jumper). If Bosh is paired with Randolph at center, Anthony will get abused by bigger, stronger guys (and likely foul himself off the floor far sooner than we'd all like). There's no denying Bosh is a world-class talent and the type of guy we'd love on our team, but there's a deeper question of how exactly you hope to use him on the team remaining post-trade -- and whether that use looks like it'll be any more successful than the scheme he's been treading water in with Toronto.

In a perfect world, we'd get to pair a rebounding / dirty work center like Biedrins with an offensive power forward like Stoudemire or Bosh. But swapping one for the other seems to create as many problems as it solves, particularly since our team is in much greater need of rebounding and defense than scorers. Fortunately, the perfect world scenario might just require a little patience -- while we wait for Anthony Randolph to mature. Andris Biedrins has grown up on the Warriors, from the youngest player in the league to a team captain. To abandon his development now -- just as he appears poised to round out his skills along with a young crop of well-matched teammates -- would be a classic short-sighted Warriors move. Skilled centers like Andris don't come along every day -- as we learned all too well in the two decades before Andris arrived.

http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2009/10/14/1082775/andris-biedrins-the-forgotten

rikhardur
01-19-2010, 12:40 AM
First big game since coming back from injury: 9 points + 17 rebounds + a career-high 8 blocks as the Warriors beat the Bulls.

ip84
01-19-2010, 09:15 AM
Is he going to play for the NT the next summer?

Wu-Tang
01-19-2010, 01:19 PM
First big game since coming back from injury: 9 points + 17 rebounds + a career-high 8 blocks as the Warriors beat the Bulls.

Biedrins is fairly young and still a prominent center in the nba. Amazing player. If his career path continues to improve he will surpass Gasol as the best european center, if he isn't already.

rikhardur
04-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Nelson plans to be back next season for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Now that he's the winningest coach in NBA history, Don Nelson has a new project planned for his final go as Golden State's coach next season: turning Andris Biedrins into a decent free-throw shooter.

With an underhand shot, no less. Nelson insists Biedrins will do it this time after previous suggestions of such a change.

Biedrins, sidelined the last 23 games following March 10 surgery to repair a small tear of an abdominal muscle and 48 total, made just 4 of 25 from the line this season -- and Nelson says he was less aggressive going to the basket to avoid having to shoot free throws.

Nelson reiterated before Tuesday night's final home game against the Jazz he would return next season to fulfill the final year of his contract for the Warriors, and general manager Larry Riley said that would be the case barring any unforeseen circumstances.
http://www.nba.com/2010/news/04/13/warriors.nelson.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

palomolv
05-03-2010, 10:17 AM
Biedrins already have solid experience and he's still young buck, so he has chances to get higher

CKR13
11-27-2010, 05:15 AM
Golden State Warriors 111 Memphis Grizzlies 116

Despite the losing effort, Andris Biedrins had 28 points, 21 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.

Khalid80
11-27-2010, 08:31 AM
Golden State Warriors 111 Memphis Grizzlies 116

Despite the losing effort, Andris Biedrins had 28 points, 21 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.

It's been a while since Biedrins has had such a type of performance (maybe since his last injury almost 1 year ago). Good to see him back in the spot light though :)

Delibasic
11-28-2010, 10:24 AM
great player

CKR13
11-28-2010, 11:57 AM
Golden State Warriors 104 Minnesota Timberwolves 94

Andris Biedrins with 2 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out.

CKR13
12-01-2010, 10:51 AM
Despite the Golden State Warriors losing to the San Antonio Spurs, Andris Biedrins had 4 points and 18 rebounds for the Warriors.

Sitting Bull
02-21-2011, 03:45 PM
- can't defend anyone
- can't score
- can't outlet pass
- can't shoot free throws
- can't block shots

- can rebound


A bit of a stretch to put him in the same tier as Pau Gasol.

Straight forward
06-03-2016, 02:04 PM
Wow, one of the weirdest stories in BB recently. He basically retired at 29 right? Not because of totally destructive injury, just simply degraded as a player. It's not like he's Darko Milicic who never really played well in NBA, Biedrins had some great seasons and very solid PO performances. Some back injuries, decline of confidence and lack of working ethics killed his career.

Mindozas
06-03-2016, 02:21 PM
The last time I heared of him, maybe some 6 months ago, he said he didn't retire, he just has no passion for the game now, but it might change in the future, he still practising few times a week to stay in shape