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Andris Biedrins exercises option to stay with Golden State

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10:27 AM ET 05.25 | Much to the chagrin of Golden State Warriors fans, Andris Biedrins will exercise his player option for the 2013-2014 season. This decision means that the Warriors will be forced to pay him $9 million for his services, or lack there of. 2013-2014 will be the final year of Biedrins' six-year, $54 million contract that he signed back in 2008. At 27 years of age, he could opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent, but according to his agent Bill Duffy, he will not.

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May 25, 2013  03:43 PM ET

This should shock absolutely nobody.

May 25, 2013  05:19 PM ET

They still have the amnesty option, use it on Biedrins or RJ

May 25, 2013  05:57 PM ET

They amnestied Charlie Bell. They do not have the amnesty option.

May 25, 2013  06:06 PM ET

This hurts because it may prevent them from signing Jarrett Jack back to the team. Their best bet for resigning Jack is to pay him at a discount this year, with the next couple years bumped up in price, sort of like the Jeremy Lin contract (although Jack is not worth $15 million in the third year.) After RJ and Biedrins are off the books next year, they could afford to pay Jack a little closer to what he's going to command on the market. Golden State was a lot of fun to watch this past year, and it would be nice to see the team develop and improve a little more.

May 25, 2013  07:24 PM ET

Isn't it a shame that these guys can't be fired like regular people? "Especially" when they under perform. Isn't it funny how Average Joe can be fired because the boss doesn't want to contribute to a health care package, but billionaires can afford to paying millions for a guy who contributes next to nothing to their bottom line? X^D *laughs* ...and we actually come to forums like this to debate/question the merits of it. X^D *Hahaha!*

Fascinating.

May 26, 2013  12:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This hurts because it may prevent them from signing Jarrett Jack back to the team. Their best bet for resigning Jack is to pay him at a discount this year, with the next couple years bumped up in price, sort of like the Jeremy Lin contract (although Jack is not worth $15 million in the third year.) After RJ and Biedrins are off the books next year, they could afford to pay Jack a little closer to what he's going to command on the market. Golden State was a lot of fun to watch this past year, and it would be nice to see the team develop and improve a little more.

Oh well. That's what happens when you sign a player to a contract and they don't live up to the contract.

So what should Biedrins do? Wave the last year of his deal out of the kindness of his heart and be out of a job just so Golden State can sign Jarrett Jack? Would you walk away from almost 9 million dollars? If you say yes. Then you must be loaded.

May 26, 2013  01:05 AM ET

paying Andreis Biedrins and Richard Jefferson a combined 22 million next year is just not good, LOL....

poor planning.....

May 26, 2013  07:41 AM ET

You definitely can't disagree with Biedrins. When he signed his contract he had just finished a season where he averaged 10.5 ppt, 9.8 rpg, and shot 62.6 %. Golden State thought it was tying up a young 21 year old center with a bright future, but Biedrins got the money and never improved. This past year he averaged 0.5 ppg and 2.9 rpg. Of course he's going to take the money that he is signed on for.
Next year will be a tough year for Golden State to improve their roster, but as they wait a year they are looking at a much better cap situation afterwords. In good news for Golden State, Stephen Curry signed his extension last year, so he's locked up right now, rather than being an unrestricted FA looking for max money.

May 26, 2013  10:14 AM ET

Never heard of the guy........

May 26, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Never heard of the guy........

That kinda says it all.

May 26, 2013  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

That kinda says it all.

His big claim to fame is that he has the neatest hair of any white guy in the League.

 
May 28, 2013  02:35 PM ET

Mark Jackson has changed the culture of Warrior basketball in just one year.

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