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Warriors to shut down Andrew Bogut for at least 7-10 days

Nov 8, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

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Andrew Bogut desperately wanted to get on the court and help his Golden State Warriors from the moment the season tipped off… and he there on the court opening night in the starting lineup.

Helping? That’s up for debate. (I mean, he’s still better than Andris Biedrins.)

But he clearly was not moving well following off-season ankle surgery and both he and the Warriors have agreed to shut him down for 7-10 days to see if his ankle can fully heal and work on strengthening it, coach Mark Jackson said, as reported by

Bogut is averaging 18.3 minutes, 6 points and 3.8 rebounds per game so far this season. He’s been pretty pedestrian, not the defensive force and passing big man we remember.

Bogut spoke to the media about this, as reported by Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News.

The Warriors have gotten off to a nice 3-2 start but have a rough stretch of the Lakers, Nuggets, Hawks, Timberwolves and Thunder their next five games. Those are some games they could have used a healthy Bogut in.

The question is after all his time off how much another week or two will help the ankle.

  1. shanelsweet - Nov 8, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    I think it helps his teammates. Now they know for certain that he won’t be playing instead of expecting him to be on the court. It gives everyone else a chance to step it up in his absence without worrying about trying to work the ball to him ’cause they want him to play.

  2. doctorfootball - Nov 8, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    The Warriors aren’t a good team. But they’re probably better off without an ineffective Bogut for now. Either way, Warriors aren’t going anywhere this season, as usual.

  3. cameltoehoe - Nov 8, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Insecure teams like the Clippers & Kings always want to pick on a doormat team especially if they’ve been know to be that doormat of the League. It’s like skinny chicks who hang out with fat chicks; it makes them feel better & strokes their ego. Nobody wants the Warriors to succeed other than their diehard fans. Everybody else should just STFU.

  4. cosanostra71 - Nov 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    always liked Bogut, he seems like he genuinely loves playing basketball and I appreciate that. Hope he gets healthy and back on the court soon!

  5. david0303 - Nov 8, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    it amazes me that kurt still writes articles on the warriors when he clearly only looks at the box score then writes like he watched the game. im pretty sure that 5 assists in 21 mins in the last game is pretty damn good for a big man and shows hes still a great passing big man. and he D has been great for the dubs, hes getting the team to play together on that end of the court with energy and if you watched the games, you’d see that steph curry is even taking charges now and he says the reason is bogut gets everyone playing at so much higher of a level on D. please watch a warriors game before commenting again

  6. iamjimmyjack - Nov 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    This guys a bust. He’ll never be healthy for a full season. He worst than Bynum and damn near Greg Oden.

  7. badintent - Nov 9, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    Half the NBA has knee or ankle problems this year. Gotta be the shoes !! Too light, no support, no cushions( micro thin pads). The NBA needs to establish some minimum standards for the shoe manufacturers or this problem will just get worst as bigger and bigger guys crush these shoes in days,not weeks. They’re designed for guys that weight 170-190, not 245 and up and up.

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