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Sources have likewise maintained that the Warriors are leaning against ditching Biedrins, irrespective of the Latvian lefty's ongoing (and frightening) funk at the free throw line, corresponding reticence to get involved on offense in any meaningful way and the $27 million owed to him through 2013-14. ESPN.com

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Many Warriors fans expect center Andris Biedrins to be let go. But multiple sources confirmed that Golden State has no intention of getting rid of Biedrins through the amnesty provision. The Warriors, according to sources, will be hot after big men once free agency begins. San Jose Mercury-News

Unrestricted free agents Nene (Denver), Tyson Chandler (Dallas) and Samuel Dalembert (Sacramento) are on their list, as are restricted free agents Marc Gasol (Memphis) and DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers). The Warriors don't have to get rid of Biedrins to afford one of those, both sources confirmed. They'd have enough money if guard Charlie Bell were to be bought out. San Jose Mercury-News

One of the sources also said the Warriors -- who have nine players under contract, plus three rookie draft picks and restricted free agent swingman Reggie Williams -- will pay close attention to players waived via amnesty around the league. Golden State would jump after some of the names being floated in the rumor mill, such as Portland's Brandon Roy, for a cheap price. San Jose Mercury-News

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Sources likewise insist that the Warriors are leaning against ditching Biedrins, irrespective of the Latvian lefty's ongoing (and frightening) funk at the free throw line, corresponding reticence to get involved on offense in any meaningful way and the $27 million owed to him through 2013-14. Based on the premise that established NBA big men are always tradable somewhere and routinely overpaid -- we're told Golden State certainly believes the tradability part -- Bell is the most likely to go ... if excising his $4.1 million expiring contract gives Golden State salary-cap space it can really use once the new cap ceiling is finalized. ESPN.com

August 25, 2011 Updates

Andris Biedrins' agent said Saturday that conflicting reports of the Warriors' center signing with different European teams were erroneous, but Biedrins will explore overseas options next month. "I think (Biedrins) would be open to playing overseas on a temporary or a long-term basis if the (NBA) lockout continues, but we've got to get him some insurance to protect his (NBA) contract," agent Bill Duffy said. "He's on a training regimen, and he usually takes it to another level at this time. In 20 to 30 days, he'll be 100 percent conditioned." San Francisco Chronicle

Golden State considered trading the big man during June's draft. Instead, they opted to trust in a mental and physical rehabilitation plan designed to rediscover the automatic double-double guy of years past. "There were serious talks, because I think some in the Warriors' front office were compelled to move him," Duffy said. "Others wanted to stick with him, because, when you look around, what are you trading for? If he puts everything together, he's probably a top-eight center. Are you going to get back that value?" San Francisco Chronicle

August 21, 2011 Updates

Andris Biedrins' agent said Saturday that reports on the Warriors' center signing with different European teams were erroneous, but that Biedrins will explore overseas options next month. "I think (Biedrins) would be open to playing overseas on a temporary or a long-term basis if the (NBA) lockout continues, but we've got to get him some insurance to protect his (NBA) contract," Bill Duffy said. "He's on a training regimen, and he usually takes it to another level at this time. In 20 to 30 days, he'll be 100 percent conditioned." San Francisco Chronicle

Biedrins is training in Latvia, so he can be with his fiancee and their newborn son. Duffy's firm, BDA Sports Management, has overseen the rehab. "The Warriors were right when they said that the onus is on us to get him back, and I'm encouraged for him more than I ever have been," Duffy said. "He's comfortable, he's mature and he's acknowledging what he has to do. "He's a competitor, he wants to win, and he doesn't want to be in any other NBA organization than the Warriors right now." San Francisco Chronicle

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