Andris Biedrins thinks he can return to strong play

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Warriors could receive a big boost in 2012 if Andris Biedrins can return to form.

Andris Biedrins has not been able to stay healthy for an entire season with the Warriors since 2008. When on the floor, Biedrins provides Golden State with a big time defensive presence in the paint and a solid rebounder. While it's tough to count on the seven footer for much of anything given his injury concerns, he feels he is primed for a solid campaign now that he feels fine physically.

Here is what Biedrins had to say in a recent CSN Bay Area article about his health and chances to return to form in 2012-13.

"I think it is (possible to get back to where he was)," Biedrins said. "I think physically I'm there. A lot has to do with just kind of believing in yourself more than I am. I've had frustrating years and you kind of stop believing in yourself so much as you did before - like three years ago. That's the main reason. But I think I can get there."

It will be interesting to see how Biedrins looks in the preseason. The Warriors won't want to push him too hard, but it'll be tough to get a true indication of his health and mobility if he doesn't see some playing time in training camp. He could be a big piece for Golden State as the team prepares to battle for a playoff spot in a tough Western Conference.

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