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Bogut may not be back for Warriors season opener after all

Oct 10, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

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Well, this is less than ideal for a Warriors team dreaming of the playoffs but with almost no margin for error.

Andrew Bogut still isn’t moving all that well on his surgically repaired foot and while he wants to be back he may miss the start of the season, reports Matt Steinmetz at

“Just running, dunking, cutting … those are the main three things that I have problems with and I’m starting to respond well to that. But there’s still some tightness when it gets fatigued and that’s the main problem. It gets fatigued and my running pattern changes a little bit and that’s going to cause some problems. Otherwise, short bursts of 30- and 40-minute sessions are great and I’m doing well.”

Oh, just running, dunking and cutting. Well, at least those aren’t things one does in basketball all that often.

He’s got a few weeks and he might still make it back for opening night (Oct. 31 in Phoenix) but he knows the season is a marathon and he needs to be right when he returns, not race back just to be back.

But the Warriors need him (and Stephen Curry, whose return seems to be going better) if they are going to make the playoffs.

  1. ohsoblessed1 - Oct 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Wow. As a Warrior fan, I’m very concerned about the long term health of Bogut and Curry. Those dudes just can’t seem to stay healthy.

  2. 00maltliquor - Oct 11, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Get used to it Warrior fans, this is your reality for the duration of Bogut’s tenure. Sorry. I really am.

  3. themajorleagueblog - Oct 11, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    What matters is that Curry and Bogut get healthy, if they skip months, so be it. The Warriors have an impressive bench, if they keep working on the health of Bogut and Curry, then they got a shot.

  4. progress2011 - May 22, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Bogut simply can’t be a starter. I mean, he DEFINITELY has the skill and occasionally the tenacity needed to be the center.

    The problem is, he is fragile. He can not be counted on to finish a season.

    Curry is changing his game and has become the most prolific jumper, in the league….PERIOD ! Which has helped his durability.

    Bogut doesn’t have as many options, playing center.

    I believe GS will have to get a starting center and bring Bogut in as the 1st rotation off the bench.

    He can be the first center in years to win the 6th Man Of The Year Award.

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