Andris Biedrins this year will not play for Latvian NT at Eurobasket in Slovenia.
"It's no secret that past seasons with Warriors weren't successful. Trade to Jazz in last year of my current contract has created new chances. which I want to use as best as I can. That's why I've decided to return to USA as early as first half of August, so I can prepare for season. Also, in this situation I didn't want to risk injuries. Trade was unexpected, so I had to reconsider my plans. That's why it took extra time to make decision about playing for NT. In meeting with Latvian basketball executives we agreed to keep in touch closely and decide about my participation in NT next summer already in spring. I'll take in consideration only sports related factors, health, contract status. I wish Latvian NT great start in Eurobasket"