Warriors center Ekpe Udoh may have just gotten his lucky break. Selected sixth overall in the 2010 NBA Draft, Udoh struggled during his rookie season, hampered by injuries. He averaged 4.1 points and 1.5 blocks in 58 games during the 2010-2011 campaign.
His sophomore campaign has proven to be much better. Udoh has been one of the Warriors' most consistent bench players, or "Dubstitutes," as fans like to call them. His numbers are up in almost every category, and he has seemingly found his role on this team as a backup center.
Until now. With struggling starting center Andris Biedrins out with "flu-like symptoms," Udoh started against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, and had the best game of his career. His finishing stat line: 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Now fans can start to ponder on whether or not Udoh will be their starting center. When asked about it after the game, Warriors coach Mark Jackson stopped short of guaranteeing a starting spot for Udoh, "I will take my time and assess our basketball team, and we'll move forward. But he certainly is a guy, when the opportunity presented itself, to command more minutes."
Read on, as we do our own assessment of the following opinion: Ekpe Udoh should start over Andris Biedrins as the Warriors' center.