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Andrew Bogut out ‘indefinitely’ with back spasms

Feb 22, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

Andrew Bogut, Mark Jackson

Andrew Bogut will miss the Warriors’ game on Friday against the Spurs, and is out indefinitely due to suffering from back spasms, head coach Mark Jackson told reporters before tip-off.

The ‘indefinitely’ part, along with Jackson’s demeanor while delivering the news, may be cause for legitimate concern.

From Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle:

The big man, who has played only 12 games this season because of left ankle surgery, missed Thursday’s practice and had an MRI on his back Friday. Jackson said he didn’t mean to sound grim about Bogut’s condition, but the team doesn’t yet have the results from his medical tests.

Bogut has struggled to make it back from a severe ankle injury, and was just recently cleared to play in back-to-back games for the first time all season. He’s appeared in eight of his team’s last 10 games, including the last three straight. But his presence in the lineup hasn’t helped as the team had planned.

The Warriors just snapped a six-game losing streak that began before the All-Star break with a win over the dismal Suns on Wednesday. Golden State got off to its hot start with Bogut sidelined, and though the team is certainly not better off without him in the long run, they may be able to regain that early-season stride by once again playing with him out of the lineup for what may be an extended period of time, pending those test results.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Bogut was a risk from the start, hasn’t worked out. Ask the guy at the dog track, gambling doesn’t always work out.

    • moseskkim - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:46 AM

      Though risky, it could still pan out. What the trade for bogut did for sure was give steph more freedom as the ball handler, klay more minutes and shots, and sign jarrett jack to be a do it all 6th man. With monta chuckin all day, those 3 good things couldn’t have happened.

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Rusty Simmons sounds like a euphemism for something disgusting done to a Boston sports fan. For example:
    “Hey Sully. Take that Sawks hat awwff or my boy heyah will give you a Rusty Simmons”.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Feb 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM

      Sorry about the lame attempt at humor above. Alcohol may have been involved in my decision making process.

      • 00maltliquor - Feb 23, 2013 at 5:09 PM

        I lol’d………. as I was reading it drinking my Southern Comfort.

  3. baymac408 - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Damn this is bad news for sure!! This was a gamble.. And besides Wednesday night he hasn’t even really been playing all that great.. Winded and out of sync… Smh

  4. spthegr8 - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Didn’t even know he was back from his last injury!!

  5. thekingdave - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Oops. Shouldn’t have allow Helin to post that stupid article declaring the Rockets as the team the Lakers were trying to catch. It’s still late February.

    • eventhorizon04 - Feb 23, 2013 at 1:10 AM

      To go over Kurt’s reasoning step-by-step….

      1. The Lakers are currently the 9th seed in the West.

      2. To get into the playoffs, a team has to be the 8th seed or above.

      3. Therefore, the Lakers have to surpass the team in the 8th seed.

      4. The Rockets are currently in the 8th seed.

      5. Therefore, at the moment, the Lakers are trying to surpass the Rockets.

      Now, if the Rockets rise to the 7th or 6th seed, then whatever new team becomes the 8th seed is the team the Lakers will be hoping to surpass.
      But, *as of right now*, the team the Lakers are trying to surpass is the Rockets.

      • Kurt Helin - Feb 23, 2013 at 2:46 AM

        You should try reading the bylines of stories before you comment. You look less foolish.

      • moseskkim - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:43 AM

        Lolol got em.

    • davidly - Feb 23, 2013 at 5:02 AM

      Apparently thekingdave ain’t a thinking dave.

      • thekingdave - Feb 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM

        Apparently thekingdave likes to get completely obliterated on Friday nights and lose his phone

  6. 00maltliquor - Feb 23, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    Color me shocked.

  7. djohnson11882 - Feb 23, 2013 at 5:15 AM

    The headline should read, “Bucks and Warriors Break Even On Trade, Bogut Can’t Find Court, Ellis Can’t Find Net”

  8. kb2408 - Feb 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Bogut hurt? Shocking.

  9. dirtydrew - Feb 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    If Bogut is damaged goods, then it is bad news. But the trade also brought Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezelli. Plus it freed up Steph Curry.

  10. jimmygrahamchrisivory - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    tragic, TRAGIC!!

  11. jimmygrahamchrisivory - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Even though I loved the Bogut trade for GS, keeping Ellis wouldn’t have been a bad option either if they would’ve moved Thompson to SF and have Curry, Ellis, Thompson, and Lee starting together. What a ton of scoring that wouldve been and probably could’ve made them championship caliber a lot more than having a healthy Bogut would have. Ellis mustve been that much of a cancer more than his talent provided on the court for him to get shipped out for someone that wasn’t a sure thing to stay healthy

    • fm31970 - Feb 24, 2013 at 3:03 AM

      Having watched Ellis miss three free throws which could’ve tied the game the other night, it’s clear he’s not a great fit in MKE and with Jennings in particular. Loved that we got rid of Bogut (to often injured), and don’t mind renting Ellis for 1.5 seasons, but I HOPE he opts out in June.

      If I was a Warriors fan, I would be fine with Bogut out, as the seem to play better without him.

  12. mazblast - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    It’s not news when Bogut is hurt. It’s news when he actually plays.

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