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Lou Amundson reaches deal with Golden State Warriors

Sep 13, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for amundson_blog_090117_300.jpgThey may not have a classic big man, but the Golden State Warriors have an athletic and interesting front line.

One that just got more interesting with news that Lou Amundson has reached a deal with the Warriors, a two year deal worth just less than $5 million, with the second year a player option according to tweets from Marc Stein of ESPN.

New Orleans had been considered the frontrunners for Amundson, but they had luxury tax issues and they could not offer more than $1.9 million. Golden State offered more — and even at what they paid this is a great deal.

For that money, the Warriors get a hustle guy who can crash the boards, shoot a little and will bring it hard every night. He was a key part of the bench in Phoenix for just that reason.

Golden State now has an interesting front line. They are expected to start David Lee and Ronny Turiaf, but off the bench they bring Andris Biedrins, Dan Gadzuric and now Amundson. That is not your traditional front line, but in the Don Nelson system — and right now we will assume it will be the Don Nelson system but that could change when ownership changes in the coming weeks — those four could make an interesting fit.

  1. John - Sep 13, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Who edits this? Ronny Turiaf no longer plays for the Warriors. How are they expected to start him???

  2. sexy rexy - Sep 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    lmao coming from the guy who wrote a frickin article on how tough and energtic Turiaf will play for the Knicks. SMH can I get an application to work at that jungle?

  3. eshock - Sep 13, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Rony T. is a Knick. Amundson will play back up C. I doubt he’ll ever see the floor with Biedrins on the court.

  4. Michael Warren - Sep 13, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    I’m happy he’s finally signed. But the Warriorsisnot what I expected. The Warriors already have 5 bigs on their roster and they signed Jeff Adrien, an undersized big man too. I thought they would stay with their current bigs and play Brandan Wright and Epke Udoh more minutes. Regardless, I’m not hatin. I wish Louis Amundson the best and, I am proud of him. He was once a player who was undrafted and played in the D-League. Then later on he gets signed by Philly and they noticed his hustle and energy. After that he gets signed by Phoenix, where he was in a bigger spotlight and got more minutes. He made a name for himself in Phoenix with his rebounding, energy, hustle, athleticism and active defense. He’s now getting multi-year contracts. I’m very proud of him.

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