Golden State Warriors: The Center of Attention for Next Season

April 9th, 2011 by Kasey Scott Leave a reply »
Without a doubt, the big need for the Warriors is a center. Right now, David Lee is taking over those duties, but Lee is only 6'9". The Warriors starting center at the beginning of the season, Andris Biedrins, reminds me of what one of my buddies use to say to me. He used to say your big for nothing, and that nails Biedrins. Biedrins is a poor scorer, but will run into an occasional block or dunk.

The first thing the Warriors will have to do is evaluate Ekpe Udoh. Udoh has played in 55 games and has started 15 of those. Udoh provides a solid defensive presence, as he lead the team with 1.3 blocks a game. He is averaging a weak 3.9 PPG and three RPG. Udoh did struggle through a wrist injury prior to the season.

The Warriors are going to first check out what will be out there in free agency. DeAndre Jordan and Marc Gasol are both restricted free agents, and neither team will likely let them walk away. Zach Randolf could be a possibility as he is an unrestricted free agent and is averaging a whopping 12.3 RPG.

Kris Humphries will be a free agent, although he is the same height as David Lee. Humphries is averaging 10.4 RPG with 10 PPG. Samuel Dalembert ...

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