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Andris Biedriņ Profile

Name: Andris Biedrins (AHN-dris BE-a-drinsh)

Postion: Forward/Center
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Born: 04/02/1986
Status: Active
Origin: Riga, Latvia
Height: 6-11/2,13m
Weight: 245lbs./109,2kg
Schools: Valters Basketball School (Latvia)
Drafted: 2004, 1st round, 11th overall by the Golden State Warriors
Languages: Latvian, English
Website: InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Latvian National Team (#15), BK Skonto Riga (#6), Golden State Warriors (#15)
IBN Notes: Left-handed, a rarity amongst big men, great footwork, the ability to run the floor, and a great work ethic - these traits combined with his youth should make Andris Biedrins a star in the future.  He certainly has the tools to suceed, it will remain to be seen whether he has the will to grab hold of his talent.  Biedrins played for BK Skonto representing his hometwon of Riga, Latvia. In eleven games for the Euro league (2003-2004), Andris averaged 18.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.82 blocks.

During the 2006-07, under the eye of Don Nelson, Biedrins (and Monta Ellis) started to blossom. Biedrins found himself in the starting lineup regularly and playing during crunchtime despite his poor free-throw shooting. As of this posting, Biedrins is averaging 10pts and 9.7 rebounds.
IBN Facts: Andris earns about 1.5 millions a year which makes Biedrins the youngest millionaire in Latvia.

Andris Biedrins Links  From our forum: Andris Biedris: Words and Images  Latvia Basketball Forum  Article(s): Biedrins Expecting a Bulked-Up Role (sfgate 2005)  Biedrins Bears Burden in the Middle (San Jose Mercury 2005)