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"The second I walked in to watch Chris Paul play, there was no doubt in my mind he was ridiculously special,'' Ainge says. "I saw him play at Duke, as a freshman for Wake Forest, and he did not have a good game. It was just his talent level -- athletic, smart, tough, physical. He was just confident in what he was doing, in spite of the fact that he wasn't making shots and everything else. There was just something about him, that he put a smile on my face as I watched them play.'' In 2005, Ainge tried to trade Pierce to Portland for the No. 3 pick in order to draft Paul. The trade fell apart and Paul went No. 4 to New Orleans, behind Andrew Bogut, Marvin Williams and Deron Williams. "Chris Paul was clearly the No. 1 pick in the draft that year, in my mind,'' says Ainge. "I was very confident in spite of my own staff, in spite of my own coaches and my own people not sharing that opinion.'' NBA.com

February 14, 2015 Updates

Based on this data, it appears as though Rudy Gobert and Andrew Bogut both have a good case to be selected as the defensive specialist for the Western Conference All-Star team this season. Gobert has the highest block percentage, holds opponents to the lowest field goal percentage at the rim and helps Utah’s defensive rating by a healthy 6.9 points while on the court. Bogut’s numbers are similarly good, but behind Gobert’s in most relevant categories. Basketball Insiders

February 11, 2015 Updates

Most players on off days are “stray bullets,” Warriors center Andrew Bogut said, arriving at the team hotel and not seeing each other until their light pregame practice the next morning. “That’s just the norm in the NBA,” said Bogut, a 10-year veteran. “We go out together and eat together way more than any other team I’ve been on.” Wall Street Journal

How is the body holding up and how much longer do you plan on playing for? Andrew Bogut: Who knows? It’s a roll of the dice for me. I just turned 30 so I’m staring down the barrel a little bit and I’ve had some pretty tough injuries to deal with. But I’m battling through, I’m definitely not thinking of retiring anytime soon but we’ll see what happens. As long as the body keeps holding up and I can get through seasons I’ll keep putting myself out there. news.com.au

January 31, 2015 Updates

The remarks were probably "ill advised," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. Still, the coach appreciated his player's passion. "I like that Enes is being emotional and aggressive and playing that way," the coach said. "I think it was said in that kind of spirit of exuberance. But I think we all know the reality is [Golden State] is a terrific team, and what Klay Thompson did the other night was remarkable, and Andrew Bogut may be the best center in the league — to set the record straight." Salt Lake Tribune

Aaron Falk: Bogut: "No energy, no bounce coming out of the gate. Can't afford to do that against any team in this league, so we deserved to lose." Twitter @tribjazz

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Kerr admitted the club got absolutely no warning Bogut wasn’t going to play. He just said he wasn’t feeling well and bolted. Didn’t even give it a try. Kerr maintained he isn’t worried about Bogut’s dependability when pressed on the subject after the game. Privately, though, you know all the Warriors’ brass are discussing this behind closed doors because Bogut is such a monumental element to the Warriors’ long-term aspirations. It’s a 7-foot asterisk to them possibly making it the NBA Finals and winning it all. Without him, they probably don’t get through the second round in the West. Contra Costa Times

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Warriors center Andrew Bogut is one player who says he no longer has a relationship with Mark Jackson. "No way," Bogut said Monday when asked if he had a relationship with his former coach. "I haven't heard from him since (his firing). I know he keeps in touch with some guys on the team, but I'm kind of in a different crowd I think." Contra Costa Times

"To me, a rim protector is overrated in this league," Jackson said on the telecast. "You look at the Warriors. No Andrew Bogut, their defense stays or even improves because of the identity, because of what they force you to do." Bogut, who played for Jackson in two injury-plagued seasons, heard the comments. "Well he gets paid to talk," Bogut said. "He gets paid to give his opinion, and it's one of those things you've got to deal with. Every coach is different. Some coaches value rim protection. Some coaches value ball movement. Some coaches don't. It's just a matter of each coach going toward what they believe is going to win them games." Contra Costa Times

Bogut would like to return to the starting lineup, because he had trouble getting into a rhythm when coming off the bench. “I’ve been a starter my whole career,” he said. “Sometimes you criticize bench players for not bringing energy, but now I see the other side of the fence. Sometimes it takes you a couple of trips just to get warm and get into the flow of things.” San Francisco Chronicle

Andrew Bogut: People value what he says on a broadcast but I value what coach Kerr is telling me so I’m not really too worried about what was said. People have jumped to conclusions with the whole issue, not knowing I’ve got a smile on my face throughout this so called “escapade." I think it’s absolutely hilarious. Sportal

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