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Nuggets trying to trade for Andris Biedrins. As if that will make them tougher.

Jul 1, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

Biedrins.jpgIf Denver wants to win a title, they have to get past the Los Angeles Lakers first. And that is a tall order. Literally. The long front line of the Lakers — Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom — has been a problem for Denver.

So they are going to solve that with… Andris Biedrins? Really?

But that’s the rumor out of the Denver Post this morning, that the Nuggets are working to find a deal the Golden State Warriors would take for Biedrins.

Denver is stuck in a tough spot. On one side is the desire to win now — Carmelo Anthony has not signed his extension because he wants to see a commitment to winning. But right now the team has a big payroll that in this economy is leading to financial losses, so they would like to trim payroll.

Biedrins fits neither need. He is expensive — he has four more years at $9 million a year (the last is a player option). For a guy who gave you 5 points and 8 boards a game. On a bad team. To be fair, last season was a bad one slowed by injuries — the two previous seasons he showed a lot of potential and promise. But do the Nuggets really want to take on another big with potential but coming off an injury? Haven’t they seen that movie?

The trade makes little sense for Golden State, either. They need to get tougher inside, so they would want a big man back. Even if Denver parts with him, do you trust Kenyon Martin or Nene to be the healthy, consistent big man they need?

This one doesn’t make a lot of sense. But that has not stopped trades before.

  1. kong yang - Jul 1, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    i dont like this trade, its not helpful to the nuggets. is it b-cuz of this size that the nuggets need? i say we should do a sign and trade for Amar’e Stoudemire. reason is b-cuz he plays tough and he grabs rebounds. and for andris biebrins he’s week and barely scores… so THINK GOOD before you guys do something

  2. BoNE - Jul 1, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    I dont care where he goes but the warriors really need to dump Biedrins. anybody else they get should be able to be moved easier than he will be, so they need to take what they can get and drop this unproductive waste of an nba salary. -warriors fan-

  3. The Doug - Jul 1, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Amare! That’s a great way to make sure the Nuggets miss playoffs. Just a hunch, but yet another immature player without a complete game (eg, defense, rebounding, & passing) isn’t gonna solve the Nuggets Problem. What they need is a guy like Shane Battier. Any kind of trade to pick up a guy of his caliber of intelligence could make them a contender.
    The Warriors? They need more draft picks and guys like Ronny Turiaf/Glen Davis. When you can’t get actual stars, guys with energy that have decent efficiency is the best they can hope for. Also, Draft picks will get them Guards, so they need guys like that.

  4. Jonnbear - Jul 3, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    Biedrins isn’t a 5 point, 8 rebound guy. He nearly averaged a double-double for three straight seasons. He also is only 24 years old and is very intelligent. What this trade would do would move Nene back to PF where he is better fit for. Not a bad idea.
    Nugglove.com

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