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Report: Injured or not, Warriors may make run at Andrew Bogut

Mar 12, 2012, 3:06 PM EDT

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Andrew Bogut may not be available until the playoffs at best. The Golden State Warriors are not making the playoffs. (Sorry Warriors fans, I know it’s mathematically possible, but you need to accept it. You can’t keep the same mediocre roster and expect different results.)

Still, the Warriors are looking to make a run at Bogut seeing him as a long-term answer at the five spot, reports the Contra Costa Times. It just isn’t very likely to happen.

According to team sources, the Warriors are preparing to make a play for Milwaukee’s center. He’s high on their list, but one source didn’t sound too optimistic….

But even if the Warriors come up with a package the Bucks might like – for instance Andris Biedrins, Kwame Brown’s expiring, Dorell Wright and Ekpe Udoh — Golden State would have to take back on of two players they really don’t want. Stephen Jackson or Drew Gooden.

For one, the Warriors should not give up Udoh in that deal, he has potential. Also, the Warriors don’t need just to swap bad deals (although Stephen Jackson had his best seasons as a Warriors and was a crowd favorite). The final thing is, are they so desperate at the center spot as to consider a guy with Bogut’s injury history? Yes, those are all “fluke” injuries, but that’s a lot of flukes now. Just has to make you nervous.

But it shows you where the Warriors’ mindset is.

  1. CMH - Mar 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    The Bucks making a run at their own player, is not at all shocking. And that’s incredibly sad…

  2. SOSB - Mar 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    I heard they offered themselves Jennings, Borkman and Ilyasova. needless to say, they were insulted by their offer.

  3. Nadeem - Mar 12, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    “Report: Injured or not, Bucks may make run at Andrew Bogut”

    The Bucks do not need to make a run at Bogut. He already plays for them. Warriors however are another matter.

  4. cmonkurt - Mar 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    C’mon Kurt!

  5. pacific123ocean - Mar 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Proofreading 101.

  6. chiadam - Mar 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Paging the PBT editor..PBT editor to this page, please.

  7. max20characters - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Kurt, your articles make me want to pull my non existing hair out. How did you get this job?!

  8. fm31970 - Mar 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    This deal would be a win for the Bucks, even though it means losing Bogut and replacing him with Beidrins. *shudders* Gooden’s contract is horrible, Jackson is useless to the Bucks, and they’ve already been though the “body fails him every year” scenario with Michael Redd to not want to see a repeat preformance from Bogut. As much as I love Bogut’s professionalism, I just never felt he was a #1 pick talent and not the type of player you anchor a team around.

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