Some bad news from practice today:
As the trade deadline passed at noon, the biggest story for the Warriors wasn't that Mickael Pietrus was still at practice.
It's that Andris Biedrins was not.
The Warriors' starting center is out indefinitely with appendicitis that began flaring up last night. Biedrins is scheduled to have his appendix removed today and will likely out for at least a week as he recovers from surgery. Suns forward Grant Hill missed 11 days after undergoing his own appendectomy on Jan. 10.
Warriors coach Don Nelson said Biedrins wasn't feeling well during Wednesday's win over the Celtics, though Biedrins still toughed out one of his best games of the season with 21 points and 13 rebounds. He got progressively worse overnight before the Warriors' sent him to the doctor Thursday morning.
I'm not sure which is more dissapointing the fact that we didn't shell out Pietrus for any sort of Ron Artest bargain on Trade deadline day or this. I have said it all season the Warriors need to do something with getting some effective big guys. Wright is going to be thrown into the mix without having much PT. This is lucky timing because if you look at our schedule Atanta, Philly, Seattle and Portland would be the games Biedrins would possibly miss. My main worrie is Nelson would actually be foolish enough to give playing time to the likes of Webber, Croshere or Barnes rather then realising this would be the perfect opportunity to see Brandon Wright or POB see if they've got game.