Was able to confirm reports by the Houston Chronicle that the Rockets are indeed interested in acquiring Warriors center Andris Biedrins. Houston, with Yao Ming and Chuck Hayes as their expected center options next season, are in need of a big man since Yao’s ability to play again is still suspect and Chuck Hayes, while valiant and completely useful, is probably not a starting center on a playoff team.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Two stiffs for one quasi-stiff.
This is how most see reports the Houston Rockets want to send two stiffs, Jordan Hill and Hasheem Thabeet, to the Golden Warriors for one quasi-stiff, Andris Biedrins.
Hill and Thabeet aren’t NBA players. They’ll pursue their craft overseas when their rookie deals expire. Biedrins’ production nosedived after inking a $54 million extension.
Biedrins can still be productive, though. He needs one thing: change. A trade to Houston would jumpstart his career.
He’d be free -free from the pressure of living up to a big-ticket, free from the memory of Don Nelson and Keith Smart, and free from the soap opera that has been Golden State.
A trade to Houston would allow him to focus on basketball -something he hasn‘t been able to do for years.
Best of all, there's an opportunity in Houston. The club is looking for a center because All-Star Yao Ming has foot troubles.
At 25, Biedrins’ career can be salvaged. It would help if this rumor became reality.
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