HoopsHype Andris Biedrins rumors

April 5, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has claimed rookie forward Erik Murphy off waivers from Chicago. In a related move, the Jazz requested waivers on center Andris Biedrins. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Following the moves, the Jazz roster remains at 15 players. The 23-year-old Murphy (6-10, 230, Florida) was waived by Chicago on April 3 after appearing in 24 games for the Bulls, averaging 2.6 minutes per contest. He was selected by Chicago in the second round (49th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft. NBA.com

March 29, 2014 Updates
November 27, 2013 Updates

The 7-footer, who is making $9 million in the last year of his contract, is looking to bounce back. "Of course it’s on my mind," he said about his contract. "That’s why this injury was so frustrating because I thought I was in really good shape before I sprained it. So it will take a lot to get it back, but I’m ready for it. I know this is my last year, and I’ll do everything to succeed." Salt Lake Tribune

Just because Andris Biedrins doesn’t celebrate the holiday doesn’t mean he didn’t have something to be thankful for this week. The Latvian center practiced with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday for the first time in a month since spraining his left ankle. Salt Lake Tribune

November 18, 2013 Updates
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October 8, 2013 Updates

Rusty Simmons: Andris Biedrins seems really happy in Utah. "Of course, it's no secret that things weren't going my way. It's nice to have a fresh start." Twitter @Rusty_SFChron

July 23, 2013 Updates

Utah Jazz center Andris Biedrins has decided not to represent Latvia this summer at Eurobasket in Slovenia. Hot on the heels of Latvia’s success at the under-20 Sportland European Championships, the men’s squad assembled for training camp last Thursday with Biedrins’ name crossed out as absent. The 27-year-old then confirmed to Latvian sports outlet ‘basket.lv’ that he will be spending this summer focusing on rejuvenating his NBA career with the Jazz. TalkBasket

July 22, 2013 Updates
July 18, 2013 Updates

Today Latvian National Team started training camp for Eurobasket but Andris Biedrins did not show up. The Federation hopes to have Biedrins for Eurobasket scheduled in September in Slovenia while the player has not given any reason why he can't join the National Team. His agency, BDA Sports, wants him to play for National Team. Last season Biedrins averaged 0.4ppg and 0.3rpg in 55 NBA games. Sportando

July 10, 2013 Updates

In the trade, the Jazz will receive veterans Biedrins, Jefferson and Rush from Golden State in addition to two future unprotected first-round picks (2014 and 2017) and two future second-round picks (2016 and 2017) from the Warriors, a future second-round pick from the Nuggets (2018), and cash considerations. As part of the deal, the Jazz re-signed free agent guard Randy Foye and traded him to Denver, and sent guard Kevin Murphy to Golden State. Golden State also receives guard Andre Iguodala from Denver (via a sign-and-trade agreement) while sending the Nuggets a future second-round pick (2018). NBA.com

July 9, 2013 Updates

The Warriors had planned to sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million deal as a free agent last week, sources told ESPN. Instead, the restructured deal will give Golden State more salary cap flexibility, deliver Denver a $9 million trade exception and help Utah build for the future with expiring contracts and draft picks. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because teams are not allowed to confirm moves until the new league year begins Wednesday, says the original Warriors-Jazz deal remains intact. The Warriors will clear more than $24 million by sending Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Jazz along with the package of draft picks. All three players are in the last year of their contracts. Golden State is only taking back Kevin Murphy and his non-guaranteed $788,000 deal from Utah. ESPN.com

July 5, 2013 Updates

The Warriors have reached a four-year deal worth $48 million with free agent swingman Andre Iguodala, multiple sources confirm. The Warriors cleared the cap space by trading the expiring contracts of Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush to Utah. The deal may include multiple picks as well. Contra Costa Times

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