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Chandler Vs. Biedrins: Who ya Got?


These two names have been circulating around as possible additions to the Phoenix Suns. Chandler in a possible Ben Wallace deal, and of course Biedrins in the Stoudamire deal. But lets ignore who we'd have to give up to get these guys, let's assume we had our choice of either or. Who would you rather have on your team? Here's a short profile on the players:

Andris Biedrins

Height: 6-11 Weight: 240 lbs.
Born: April 2, 1986 in Riga, Latvia
High School: Valters Basketball School in Riga, Latvia

Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 1st round (11th pick, 11th overall) of the 2004 NBA draft.

Salary 2009: $9,000,000
Contract: Signed through 2013/14

Career in Averages

G-63
MPG-24.2
FG%-60.4
FT%-53
RB-8.2
BK-1.2
PTS-8.4

PROS-

-HIGH ENERGY DEFENSIVE PRESENCE
-SOLID REBOUNDER
-AVERAGE TO GOOD SHOT BLOCKER
-GOOD PASSER FOR A BIG MAN

CONS-

-BAD SHOOTER, WORSE FREE THROW SHOOTER
-CAN'T CREATE OWN SHOT
-GETS OVERPOWERED BY BIGGER CENTERS AND PHYSICAL POWER FORWARDS
-FOUL MACHINE
-NEEDS BIG PF TO HANDLE THE DIRTY WORK


Tyson Chandler



Height: 7-1 Weight: 235 lbs.
Born: October 2, 1982 in Hanford, California
High School: Dominguez in Compton, California

Salary 2009: $11,350,000
Contract: Signed through 2010/11

Drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall) of the 2001 NBA draft.

Career in Averages

G-67
MPG-28
FG%-56
FT%-59
RB-9
BK-1.4
PTS-8.2

PROS:

-DECENT SHOOTING RANGE FOR A BIG GUY
-EXCELLENT FINISHER
-VERY ACTIVE ON OFFENSIVE END
-LENGTH/WINGSPAN
-INTENSITY AT BOTH ENDS OF THE FLOOR
-GOOD OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE REBOUNDER

CONS:

-NEEDS PG TO SET UP HIS SHOT
-INJURY HISTORY
-NOT DOMINATING RIM PRESENCE ON D
-CAN'T BANG WITH THE BIG BOYS

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