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Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
“(Warriors owner) Joe Lacob was booed by the Warriors’ fans when I was traded here a few years ago. My career has been at the crossroads twice. I nearly retired for medical reasons. I was told the injuries meant I’d never be the same player again. I pushed through and now this — a championship.”
“I feel like I played a big role for us all season and at the start of the playoffs but, yeah, unfortunately I got two DNPs (Did Not Plays) in the last two games,” Bogut said. “But that’s the way it goes. We’re an unselfish group. “We wanted to win a championship. I’m happy to lose minutes and touches for the group.
He wrapped an arm around teammate Draymond Green, broke into a wild colonial grin, admitted he was envious of Patty Mills’s triumph with the San Antonio Spurs last year, revealed injuries nearly killed his career twice, conceded that the doomsayers had aggravated him and delivered a simultaneous final word and flipping of the bird. “You get that ring on your finger,” Bogut said. “And you can raise that finger to anyone who has any more criticisms of you.”
The Warriors’ Andrew Bogut, meanwhile, went from starting and playing more than 28 minutes in Game 1 to receiving a DNP-CD in Game 5. Festus Ezeli jumped him in the rotation for three quick minutes because Kerr said Ezeli allows the Warriors to play faster than Bogut does.
Lacob is quick to insist that this narrative has been overblown. It was more about the relationship between his girlfriend and Lee’s ex, he said, adding that he makes a concerted effort not to get too close with his players. Case in point, Lacob said: A running poker game near his house that routinely includes Lee, Warriors big man Andrew Bogut and 14-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Helmuth. Lacob — who is an avid poker player — has been invited “probably 25 times” now but refuses to attend. “I play in all these things, these tournaments, World Series events,” Lacob said. “But I have never once played in that game. And the reason is — yeah, I’d love to play, they’re my players and I like them — but I just don’t think that it’s appropriate for me to get that close.”
As for Curry, he was annoyed too, I’m told. “People have lit a fire under Steph, which is good thing,” Andrew Bogut told NEOMG. “It’s something that you don’t want to do. It worked out well. We know Delly is a great defender, but we know he’s not a Curry stopper.” Dellavedova’s gritty, hard-nosed defense and timely shot-making has transformed him into a media darling. It started with an offensive rebound amongst the trees followed by two clutch free throws that gave the Cavaliers a Game 2 road victory.
Andrew Bogut says he has no gripes about losing his starting job for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, a series that could continue to relegate the Warriors center to the bench. “It ended up working out perfectly,” Bogut said after the Warriors’ 103-82 win evened up the series 2-2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. “We got the win.”
“Bogut didn’t say a word about not starting,” Green said. “He played two minutes. Didn’t say a word. All he said is, ‘If we win, I don’t care (about not starting).’ And that’s what it’s about. And that’s what’s made this team successful, attitudes like that. It’s a group that’s tied together, working for each other, and that’s the type of stuff that helps us win.”
“I didn’t play well the last two games and we lost,” the 10-year NBA veteran said. “I knew there would be some sort of change or tweak. It worked out well, so, no gripes.” Yes, if there’s a better phrase for what the Warriors have done, it’s that: No gripes. That’s been the story of this team’s season, a crucial factor that has taken them from a very good team last year to a league-best 67-win team that stands two wins from a championship. No gripes. It was Bogut’s reaction before Game 4, when coach Steve Kerr told him he was being pulled as part of a small-lineup gambit that featured swingman Andre Iguodala in his place.: 39 more rumors
With 4:43 left in the second quarter, James drove to the basket and was fouled by Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut. James hit the deck, and his head collided with the camera of Peter Winik of NBA Entertainment. James lay on the court for a few minutes as teammates and Cleveland Cavaliers staffers surrounded him. “I was just trying to regain my composure, and I was holding my head. It was hurting,” James said after Cleveland’s 103-82 loss. “I was just hoping I wasn’t bleeding. But obviously the camera cut me pretty bad. Our medical staff did a great job of stopping the bleeding.”
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr made the right adjustments in Game 4 – a 103-82 Warriors victory on Thursday to even the NBA Finals at 2-2 – going to a small starting lineup with Andre Iguodala replacing Andrew Bogut. “They had to make an adjustment, obviously, because the games, all three of them, were going our way,” Blatt said. “We had won two of them and they made a decision to go the way that they went.”
When the reporter replied by saying, “That’s how you saw it?” Bogut said, “No, that’s how it was. If you look at the replay, you can see the two steps being taken and then him falling into the camera. That’s what we saw on the replay, and that’s what my teammates saw.”
“I think he jumped into the cameraman,” Bogut said when asked to give his perspective on the play. “Yeah, I think he came down and took two steps and then fell into the cameraman. I definitely, definitely didn’t hit him that hard.”
“It’s East-style basketball right now, lot of grabbing and holding,” said Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who is well-versed in it after spending his first six-plus seasons in Milwaukee. “It’s physical. We’re trying to get adjusted to that in a way. It’s tough.”
It’s an easy thing to say now, three wins from the championship, but no one on the Warriors would trade Green for Love straight-up. “Thankfully, we didn’t pull the trigger,” Andrew Bogut says. “I don’t know if that trade would have gotten us to this point. I didn’t think it would be a huge upgrade. David Lee provides the same output, besides the 3-point shooting. I thought we could have just found a stretch 4 at the veteran’s minimum — someone like James Jones.”
Ethan J. Skolnick: Andrew Bogut on his friend & countryman Matthew Dellavedova: “I don’t think he’s a dirty player. I think he’s a gritty a—— of a player.”
“He made a lot of tough jumpers, contested,” Warriors center Andrew Bogut said. “We’ll live with him shooting a lot of shots and scoring 40, because we feel like the other guys are the key to them winning the series. I honestly don’t think that LeBron wants to shoot 40 times, and I think our defense kind of predicated that a little bit.
According to Andrew Bogut, it’s next to impossible to tell a difference in Thompson before or after taking a Trevor Ariza knee to the head. “Same as always. I don’t know if he still has it or not,” Bogut said. “Pre- and post-concussion symptoms, same.”
So, is everything in Australia trying to kill us? Andrew Bogut, actual 7-foot Australian: “That’s a generalization, like saying everyone is America is fat. It’s stereotyped for a reason. There is but there isn’t [reason for saying that]. It’s not like it’s always raining spiders or there are just snakes walking down the street in the city where they’re going to jump out of a lane and eat you. “I think it’s a stereotype for a reason. There is stuff there that can kill you. Obviously if you see a swamp or water that’s not clear, you don’t jump into it. So, yeah.”
Never one to mince words, the paint protector is finding it extremely difficult to understand why Irving’s sore knee is newsworthy. He questioned why the organization would divulge that information. “There’s probably 15 guys on this team that’s carrying an injury right now,” Bogut told Northeast Ohio Media Group. “There are probably 15 guys on their team that’s carrying an injury. (The Warriors) not going to release everything. You don’t want to release some stuff. [Injures] are a part of the game. If you get to this point in the season, you’re going to have tendinitis, arthritis and contusions. You’re going to have your body hurting.”
Mark, what do you think of Andrew Bogut’s role with the Warriors this season? JACKSON: He has played well. They’ve had a total team effort. They’ve done a great job of buying in and following the game plan and filling the role that is the blueprint of Steve Kerr and his staff. Collectively, they’ve got to be extremely proud of what each and every one of them have done to put them in position to possibly win a championship.
Andrew Bogut was amused by the videographer description. “That’s a good analogy,” he said. “I’d call it a caterpillar to a butterfly.” That, of course is a reference to Jackson’s comment on his first Warriors broadcast in January when he said, “You cannot disrespect the caterpillar and rave about the butterfly.”
On the day that Dwight Howard was suspended for a game without pay for collecting his fourth flagrant foul of the postseason, Andrew Bogut took a parting shot at the Houston center. “There was some physicality there (with Houston), like any playoff series, but the Memphis series was more physical,” Bogut said after Friday’s practice. “This was more about ducking and weaving and getting out of the way of aired fists and elbows.”