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Andrew Bogut may play for Warriors Monday night against Raptors

Jan 28, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

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Andrew Bogut has appeared in just four games for the Warriors this season, thanks to a broken left ankle that has been slow to recover after undergoing surgery last April.

It has been Bogut’s decision all along to come back to the court when he feels ready, and that time may be upon us as early as Monday night when the Warriors are in Toronto to face the Raptors.

From Marcus Thompson II of the San Jose Mercury News:

Warriors starting center Andrew Bogut is aiming at coming back Monday night in Toronto. It will all depend on how he feels after pregame warmups. But multiple sources said Bogut is planning to give it ago.

At Monday’s shootaround at the Air Canada Centre, Bogut was wearing his practice jersey on the blue side — reserved for the starters. Plus there was a buzz about the center’s probable return.

The Warriors are being quiet on the matter and coach Mark Jackson maintains his stance that Bogut will come back when he is ready. Bogut doesn’t want to create a big to-do, one source said, and ramp up expectations.

Once Bogut returns, the minute limit that frustrated him earlier in the season will likely return with him. The team is going to ease him back in, and not force anything that could cause yet another setback.

Even if Bogut isn’t yet ready by Monday, it’s clear that he’s making progress and that a return to the team is imminent. Golden State can use all the help it can get right now, as the Warriors have struggled lately, losing seven of their last 11 games.

  1. arrowgargantuan - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Pretty remarkable what they’ve done w/o him. Though lately it seems like they forgot how to rebound. His return is right on time…

  2. spthegr8 - Jan 28, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Is it just me or does Bogut look alot like Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street in this pic????LLS!! Real talk though. MJ has done a GREAT job this year coaching them up and Curry should have been an All-Star!!!

  3. somekat - Jan 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Is the caption for that picture “Who has been stealing money for years?”

    “THIS GUY!!!”

  4. qpoiu1 - Jan 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Great addition for the playoff run…they need him as a defensive anchor in the paint if they wanna go deep

  5. hodaghunter - Jan 28, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Not so sure what Bogut brings to the table for the Warriors. Over-rated as a defensive threat in Milwaukee for years as the fans were waiting for him to become at least an upper-tier big man. I’d take Larry Sanders over Bogut now any day.

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