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Andris Biedrins

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Biography

Background

NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Was selected by Golden State in the first round (11th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft after entering the draft as an international early entry candidate ... Re-signed as a restricted free agent with Golden State on July 28, 2008 ... Entered 2012-13 season owning career averages of 7.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.18 blocks and 23.2 minutes in 457 regular-season games (302 starts) over eight seasons with Golden State ... Entered 2012-13 season ranked as the Warriors all-time franchise leader in career field goal percentage (.595) ... Was the youngest player in the NBA during his rookie season in 2004-05. At 18-years-old, he became the youngest player ever to appear in a game for the Warriors ... Is the second player from Latvia to ever play in the NBA, following Gundars Vetra, who played 13 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1992-93.

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 47 games (35 starts), averaging 1.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per contest ... Shot 60.9% from the field (39-of-64 FG), his third season shooting above 60 percent and his eighth consecutive season shooting 50 percent or better ... Finished with a perfect shooting percentage from the field in 17 games (no minimum FGA), second most in the NBA ... Scored 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the season opener (12/25 vs. LAC), his only game in double figures ... Became 32nd player in Warriors history to log 10,000 career minutes with the club on 1/15 at Detroit ... Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds on 1/17 at Cleveland, marking his only double-digit rebound effort of the season ... Missed 17 games due to injury/illness, including the last seven (4/16-4/26) with a mild concussion ... Also missed three games with a sprained right ankle/toe (1/6-1/10), one with flu-like symptoms (2/20) and seven with a strained right groin (3/21-3/30) ... DNP-CD once.

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 59 games (55 starts), averaging 5.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 23.7 minutes per contest ... Averaged 10.2 rebounds per game when logging at least 25 minutes (had 27 such games) ... Shot 53.4% (142-266 FG) from the field, which was a career-low, but also marked seventh consecutive season shooting at least 50.0% ... Ranked second on the team in rebounds per game ... Season-highs of 28 points and 21 rebounds at Memphis (11/26), marking first 20/20 game of career ... Also had 20 rebounds and eight points at Utah (11/5) ... 10-or-more rebounds 15 times, with 20-or-more rebounds twice ... Three double-doubles ... Missed 23 games with a sprained left ankle, including nine-game stretch from 12/18 - 1/3 and final 14 games of season from 3/18 - 4/13.

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 33 games (29 starts), averaging 5.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.33 blocks in 23.1 minutes ... Recorded season-high 19 rebounds and a career-high tying seven blocks vs. Chicago on 1/18 ... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds seven times, including four-straight games from 1/15 to 1/23 (10, 19, 13, 10) ... Averaged 11.2 rebounds when logging 25-plus minutes (10 times) ... Shot 59.1% from the field, his sixth consecutive season topping 57.0% ... Missed final 24 games due to athletic pubalgia, with his last appearance of the season coming 2/27 vs. Detroit ... Underwent surgery on 3/11 to repair the injury ... Missed 49 total games due to injury.

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 62 games (58 starts) and averaged a career-high 11.9 points, career-high 11.2 rebounds and career-high 1.55 blocks in 30.0 minutes ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 3rd in field goal percentage (57.8% FG) and 18th in blocked shots ... Finished in NBA’s top-5 in field goal percentage for second-straight season ... Shot 50 percent-or-better in 44 of 62 games ... Recorded 28 double-doubles (20th in NBA), including 10 consecutive to start the season, which extended his overall streak to 17-straight dating back to the 2007-08 season ... Streak of 17-straight double-doubles was the longest by a Warriors player since Nate Thurmond had 18-straight in 1972 ... 10-plus rebounds 34 times ... 15-plus rebounds 13 times ... 20-plus rebounds twice ... Scored 20-plus points four times ... Blocked two-or-more shots 25 times ... Five-or-more blocks three times ... Missed 20 games due to injury, two games due to personal reasons and one game DNP-CD

2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 76 games (59 starts), averaging 10.5 points, 9.8 rebounds (11th in NBA) and 1.24 blocks (26th in NBA) in 27.3 minutes ... Led NBA in field goal percentage (62.6%), becoming first Warrior since Chris Gatling in 1994-95 (63.3%) to do so ... His .626 FG% was second-best single-season performance by a Warrior since the team moved to West Coast, trailing only Chris Gatling’s .633 in 1994-95 ... Grabbed a career and NBA season-high 26 rebounds vs. New York (1/27), marking the most rebounds by a Warrior since Larry Smith grabbed 31 vs. Denver on 3/28/81 ... Became the first NBA player to record at least 26 rebounds since Ben Wallace had 27 on 12/15/06 vs. Milwaukee. ... Shot 50 percent-or-better in 67 of 76 games. ... In 30 games when playing 30-plus minutes, averaged 13.8 points and 13.4 rebounds ... 10-plus rebounds 37 times ... 15-plus rebounds 12 times ... Recorded 27 double-doubles, including seven consecutive to end the season (averaged 16.0 points and 15.7 rebounds over the last seven games) ... Scored 20-plus points five times ... Blocked three-or-more shots 12 times ... Five-or-more blocks twice ... Missed six games due to emergency appendectomy (2/22-3/5) ... Posted 21 points and 13 rebounds in 40 minutes vs. Boston (2/20) while suffering from the effects of appendicitis.

2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
In 82 games (63 starts), averaged 9.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.66 blocks in 29.0 minutes ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 3rd in field goal percentage (.599), 11th in rebounding and 15th in blocks ... Finished fifth in voting for NBA’s Most Improved Player Award, which was won by teammate Monta Ellis ... His .599 FG% ranks as third-best single-season performance by a Warrior since team moved to West Coast ... In 63 games as a starter, averaged 10.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.84 blocks in 31.2 minutes ... Grabbed 10-or-more rebounds 34 times with 15-or-more rebounds 17 times and three then-career-high efforts of 18 rebounds ... Prior to 2006-07, had just eight double-figure rebounding games in first two NBA seasons combined ... Recorded 24 double-doubles (25th in NBA) ... Three-or-more blocks 17 times with five-or-more blocks five times and a career-high seven blocked shots vs. Denver (11/22) ... Netted 20 points vs. Sacramento on 12/12 without missing a shot (7-7 FG, 6-6 FT), becoming the first Warrior to score 20 points without a miss since Chris Mullin did so on 1/18/96 vs. Milwaukee (8-8 FG, 2-2 FT, 2-2 3FG) ... Career-high 31 points to go along with 10 rebounds in 31 minutes at Denver (11/24) ... Prior to game had never had a 20-point effort in NBA ... Was the only Warriors player to appear in all 82 regular-season games ... Appeared in all 11 playoff games (eight starts), averaging 6.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.55 blocks in 24.3 minutes per game, while shooting 73.0% (27-37 FG) from the field ... Had three double-doubles during the playoffs, including 13 points and 13 rebounds in Game 3 of Conference Semifinals victory vs. Utah (5/11).

2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Shot 63.8% (118-185 FG) from the field, which was tops among all NBA players with 150-or-more shot attempts ... His season-ending field goal percentage was the sixth-best in NBA history among all players who attempted a minimum of 150 shot attempts in a season ... For second straight season was the youngest player on the Warriors roster, turning 20 in the last month of season ... In 18 games when playing 20-or-more minutes, averaged 8.2 points and 6.6 rebounds ... Missed 12 games due to injury ... Was on the inactive list for six games ... DNP-CD twice.

2004-05 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
After appearing in just five of the team’s first 57 games during rookie campaign, played in each of the final 25 games of the season -- averaging 4.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.88 blocks while shooting 59.7% (43-72 FG) from the field in 14.4 minutes ... Made first career start at Sacramento (3/20) and posted first career double-double with a then-career-high 12 points and 10 rebounds in a then-career-high 27 minutes ... Made NBA debut vs. Utah (11/5), registering one point and one rebound in seven minutes ... Missed 35 games due to injury ... DNP-CD 17 times.

EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Prior to joining the NBA, played professionally for Skonto Riga in the Latvian Basketball League for two seasons, averaging 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.54 blocks in 69 contests, while shooting 61.1% from the field (was named Latvian League Newcomer of the Year in 2002-03) ... Is a member of the Latvian National Team ... Played for Latvia at the European Championship in Poland in 2009 ... Played for Latvia at EuroBasket 2007 in Spain, averaging 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in three games ... Competed in the 2004 Under-18 European Championship, averaging 21.8 points, 14.4 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 3.8 steals ... In 2002, participated in the Euro Junior Championship, where he averaged 6.6 points and 7.3 rebounds ... In 2001, was a member of the Latvian National Team at the Euro Cadet Championship, where he finished 4th in scoring (16.3 ppg) and 3rd in rebounding (8.5 rpg).
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