Kwame Brown to have shoulder surgery, out three months

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Kwame Brown, the Warriors new starting center and key to their defensive presence in the paint, will be out at least three months if not the rest of the season due to shoulder surgery, reports Matt Steinmetz at CSNBayArea.com.

The surgery will repair a torn muscle in his shoulder suffered on a hard foul by the Heat’s Udonis Haslem during Golden State’s overtime victory against Miami Tuesday.

“Obviously, we’re very disappointed for Kwame, who was playing extremely well and had worked diligently since his arrival,” Warriors general manager Larry Riley said. “In short time, he had proven to be the anchor to our low post defense and certainly lived up to his reputation as one of the top interior defenders in the NBA.”

When Andris Biedrins got injured Brown moved into the starting lineup and had secured the spot. Which really says more about the state of the Warriors roster than anything. Warriors’ fans can expect to see a lot more Biedrins now. Sorry.

Brown is on a one-year, $7 million deal with the Warriors.