Biedrins ready to rebound


Biedrins ready to rebound

OAKLAND -- In the free agent market, the Warriors have been linked almost exclusively to big men like Tyson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan.

Incumbent center Andris Biedrins said at Fridays season opening practice that he doesnt blame the Warriors for trying to replace him.

The last two years have been horrible for me, Biedrins said.

Hes had plenty of injuries recently, but Biedrins thinks the biggest injury was to his confidence. He says he no longer has that problem after summer working out in his native Latvia. It was a summer in which he says he got completely healthy and put on 15 pounds of muscle in the process.

Coach Mark Jackson says he has confidence in Biedrens.

I believe in him, Jackson said. "I think he can definitely get back to where he was."

Biedrins says he knows his coach has his back as long as I rebound and block shots.

Thompson eliminated in first round of All-Star 3-point contest

Thompson eliminated in first round of All-Star 3-point contest

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not repeat as the NBA All-Star Game's 3-point shootout champion. 

In need of 19 points, Thompson managed only 18 -- that allowed Kemba Walker to advance into the semifinals. 

Houston's Eric Gordon had the high score of the first round. He went on to win the championship -- besting Kyrie Irving.

Thompson has made 182 3-pointers this season which ranks him fifth in the league. 

Draymond Green defends Kyrie Irving: Earth 'may be flat'

Draymond Green defends Kyrie Irving: Earth 'may be flat'

Kyrie Irving became a hot topic at All-Star weekend when the Cavs star point guard said he believes planet Earth is flat. No, really, he did

And it looks like Irving may not be alone. Speaking to the media Saturday, Draymond Green made it known he may be a flat-earth truther too. 

"I don't know. I haven't done enough research, but it may be flat," Green said

For those calling Irving's theory of a flat earth crazy, Green is looking at it in a much different way. 

"I wouldn't necessarily say crazy though," he continued with. "It's just his opinion. It's hard to call someone's opinion crazy, that's what he thinks. 

"Who’s to say that picture [from NASA] is telling the truth? I can make a round picture with my iPhone today, on the panoramic camera, and make it look round. So, I don’t know. I’m not saying I think it’s flat or round, I don’t know, but it could be.”

Green didn't say definitively that the earth is flat like Irving did, but he sure wouldn't say it's round.