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NBA Trade Rumors: Andris Biedrins Would Be Terrible Trade for New York Knicks

PHOENIX - JANUARY 23:  Andris Biedrins #15 of the Golden State Warriors during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on January 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Warriors 112-103.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Nicholas GossCorrespondent INovember 30, 2011

Golden State Warriors center Andris Biedrins would be a terrible upgrade at center for the New York Knicks, who cannot afford to make another mistake when acquiring big men.

A report from the New York Post suggests that the Knicks could have interest in Biedrins, who is one of the most overrated players in the NBA.

After averaging 11.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game in the 2008-09 season, Biedrins averaged only five points per game in each of the past two seasons.

Biedrins is not a double-double player and isn't even worthy of being a starter at center anymore.

Biedrins won't give anything to the Knicks offensively and he won't be a dominating defender in the paint. For his career, Biedrins has averaged 1.2 blocks per game and is not someone who the best offensive players in basketball are intimidated by.

The Knicks have a very good core of talent with Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, and a poor move to improve the team could prevent the franchise from competing for an NBA championship.

The Knicks would be better off finding a shooting guard like Mike Miller. The amnesty clause in the new CBA could make Miller available, and the Knicks would be wise to acquire him.

Miller would open the floor for Anthony to drive the floor, and just hasn't fit in well with the Heat. Injuries did not help, either.

The Knicks need a big man to pair with Stoudemire, but they must not make the mistake of overpaying for someone who won't help them.

Biedrins is a decent player, but not the kind the Knicks need. New York needs an imposing presence in the paint that will make players fear driving to the basket, and Biedrins is not that kind of player.

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