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Andrew Bogut tweets good news/bad news about ankle

Jul 23, 2012, 8:43 AM EDT

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If everyone is healthy next year, the Golden State Warriors should be entertaining and even a playoff team in the West.

But that’s a big if since they are counting on Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut, two guys who have been injured a lot the past couple seasons, to return to form. You can argue that these guys suffered fluke injuries that are not likely to repeat, but the injuries impacted their play. They need to be all the way back.

Golden State needs the Bogut of three years ago, before his ugly elbow injury, and certainly before the ankle surgery he had this past April. So, Bogut, how’s that ankle coming?

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A little good news/bad news for the Warriors. But there is two months before training camp even opens, so there is plenty of time for things to get right.

Just something to watch. If Bogut returns to his form from 2009 the Warriors have a deft offensive player and one of the best defensive bigs in the game. If he’s the Bogut from the last couple of seasons the Warriors have a solid player who is good defensively. The difference matters a lot. Good for Golden State for taking the gamble, now we’ll see if it pays off.

  1. fiyeaglesfiy - Jul 23, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Even with a healthy Bogut and a healthy Curry, I think it will be an uphill battle for this team to make the playoffs. I think their well-balanced (when healthy) but lack depth and have a good, but far from great starting line-up. Even in the west which most would consider the weaker conference, I can’t picture this team of Bogut, Lee, Jefferson, Barnes, Klay, and Curry being better than the Thunder, Lakers, Spurs, Clippers, Grizzlies (playoff locks) and Nuggets, Mavs (playoff probables). If the season plays out how I expect it to, there are gonna be 8 teams fighting for that 8 seed. Personally I expect Minnesota to take a big step forward this season, they were rolling until Rubio got hurt. Wouldn’t be surprised in Sacramento and New Orleans were also much improved. But anything can happen in the NBA and I guess that’s why you play the game.

    • hannsta - Jul 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM

      Wait, since when is the west considered weaker?

    • southpaw77 - Jul 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM

      Utah? They made the playoffs last year.
      Portland?

      The west is pretty loaded, Golden State will need all their players healthy and hope the young pups/draft picks do work.

      • borderline1988 - Jul 24, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        More like this:

        Thunder, Spurs, Lakers, Clippers, Grizzlies and Nuggets are locks.

        The last 2 spots are open game for Golden State, Minnesota, Utah, Dallas, and possibly, just possibly, New Orleans, if Eric Gordon is healthy all year and Anthony Davis plays like a ROY.

        Most likely, it’ll come down to whose rookies perform, and who can go on a run in the last month of the season. Either way, those last 2 teams will get destroyed by the Thunder or Spurs.

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