HoopsHype Andrew Bogut rumors

March 28, 2014 Updates

Andrew Bogut: I still think the Spurs are the team to beat in the West as they have the most depth of any side in the league right now. They don't miss a beat when they are missing key players, so it's a compliment to Gregg Popovich and they are sure to be a force to be reckoned with during the playoffs. Sportal

Andrew Bogut: I have been in early talks with the NBA about bringing a game to Australia in the future, but unfortunately I don't see that happening any time soon. It's a nice pipe dream to have, but when money comes into play it is unfortunately the main reason the NBA don't want to have a game in Australia. Australia are a massive supporter of the NBA already, so from what I understand the thinking is 'why invest in something that is already producing money'. We are definitely calling for it, but China has the big bucks and Europe comes second to them as far as the NBA is concerned. Sportal

March 4, 2014 Updates
February 26, 2014 Updates

Andrew Bogut is likely to wait until the end of the NBA season before deciding whether his body can handle playing a World Cup campaign for Australia. The 29-year-old has had a horror run of injuries in recent years, including a shoulder issue that saw him miss seven games for the Golden State Warriors this month. Last November Bogut said he was "up in the air" about representing the Boomers at this August's showpiece in Spain because he was concerned about the strain on his body. ninemsn

February 24, 2014 Updates

Australian basketball star Andrew Bogut and his management company are seeking to facilitate further deals between local technology firms and Silicon Valley investors. Mr Bogut, a keen social media user and also an investor in technology firms himself, will assist his manager Bruce Kaider’s One Management Group and Consulting (OMGC) to lead a networking and investment tour for Australian firms in California in April. The trip includes meetings with executives at companies such as Salesforce, Uber and Twitter, as well as meetings and introductions with venture capital firms in Los Angeles and San Francisco. AFR.com

February 12, 2014 Updates

As for the possibility of a bigger deal being done before the deadline, rival executives told USA TODAY Sports last week that anyone outside of point guard Stephen Curry and center Andrew Bogut is, to varying degrees, up for discussion. That includes second-year small forward Harrison Barnes, the Warriors reserve who is known to have sparked serious interest from a long list of suitors but who is unlikely to be traded unless it was part of a package for a big-name player. Even with Barnes' struggles (he shot 33.7% from the field in January while averaging 6.9 points per game), he still has no shortage of fans within the organization. USA Today Sports

February 11, 2014 Updates

Warriors center Andrew Bogut said Monday after being ruled out for the 76ers game that he has a bone bruise and swelling in his left shoulder and that coach Mark Jackson's comment that the injury may have been caused by sleeping was "absolutely ridiculous." Bogut said he hurt the shoulder while playing Jan. 31 in a win at Utah, began getting soreness the day after and played through the discomfort in Tuesday's loss to Charlotte. He said he woke up in pain the following day and thought, "It's really killing me." An MRI exam later revealed a bone bruise and swelling, Bogut said. "It's gotten worse and worse, so I just wanted to address it," Bogut said. "The sleeping comment is absolutely ridiculous. I don't know where it came from." "It's definitely not the case I just woke up, slept on my shoulder wrong and have a bone bruise and swelling in my shoulder from sleeping, very highly unlikely I believe." San Jose Mercury-News

Jackson’s postgame press conference began with a question about Speights, but the Warriors head coach instead had an opening statement about the Bogut situation. “Before I get to Mo I just want to address something from earlier. I made a statement about Andrew Bogut. My statement said ‘legitimate.’ My statement said I had the same thing. My statement said that he was hurt. Please don’t twist my words. Understand this also — you will never see a problem in my locker room. You will not see a problem in my locker room, with my group. We are tied together, we are committed. This is not the old culture. This is a new culture. Thank you.” Bay Area Sports Guy

Jackson said before the game he did not know how Bogut got hurt before offering these comments: "As far as I know, it was not on the court," Jackson said. "It wasn't in practice. It wasn't in a game. I'm not really sure. It may have been sleeping, and I say that in all seriousness, but it's important for us to make sure we continue to treat him, it's legitimate, and then let's be smart with it. We're looking ahead at a whole week of rest and recovery, and we need him." Oakland Tribune

Before the game, Bogut wasn't thrilled. He hurt the shoulder while playing Jan. 31 in a win at Utah, began getting sore the day after and played through the discomfort in Tuesday's loss to Charlotte. He said he woke up in pain the following day and thought, "It's really killing me." An MRI exam later revealed a bone bruise and swelling, Bogut said. "It's gotten worse and worse, so I just wanted to address it," said Bogut, who because of the shoulder has missed three games after being sidelined 50 games last season with various injuries. "The sleeping comment is absolutely ridiculous. I don't know where it came from." "It's definitely not the case I just woke up, slept on my shoulder wrong and have a bone bruise and swelling in my shoulder from sleeping. Very highly unlikely, I believe." Oakland Tribune

Jackson blamed the media for making it seem like he took a shot at Bogut. "I understand how you can make it much more appealing and go for the home run," he said. "But in three years, in the 23-win season, I didn't throw anybody under the bus. And you can wait and wait and wait. And it won't happen here until somebody else is sitting here. That's not my M.O., and contrary to the choir, it won't be my M.O. I believe in every one of my guys, and I'm proud of what we've been able to do, and I'll go down being me. I can't be anybody else." Oakland Tribune

February 10, 2014 Updates
February 8, 2014 Updates

The Warriors will take the court without their starting big men for the second consecutive game when center Andrew Bogut and David Lee miss Saturday’s game against Phoenix. Lee will be sitting out for the third time in the past four games after trying to battle through shoulder, back and hip injuries since Jan. 20, and Bogut will be missing his second straight game with an inflamed shoulder. Head coach Mark Jackson said Jermaine O’Neal and Draymond Green will start, the same frontcourt he used in Thursday’s victory over Chicago. San Francisco Chronicle

February 7, 2014 Updates

Considering the heightened expectations this season and the fact that Golden State owner Joe Lacob means it when he says he's trying to build a championship team, it's safe to say the Warriors aren't content with their current standing (sixth in the Western Conference). They have one of the most aggressive front offices in the league, and rival executives are of the belief that anyone not named Stephen Curry or Andrew Bogut is up for discussion. USA Today Sports

February 3, 2014 Updates

However the rule doesn't apply to international hopefuls, paving the way for Exum to accelerate his career. He sought the counsel of family and several Australian Boomers teammates before deciding that skipping college was in his best interests. ''The main thing was some players don't perform in college, it is a different game and I was also thinking about injuries,'' Exum said. ''Being over there I'd be under the microscope, in my opinion it was a smart move to forego it and head straight to the NBA. ''My dad was a big influence, but Joe Ingles, Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut helped me through this decision. Bogut went through the pressure of being the No.1 pick, he knows what it's all about.'' Canberra Times

January 29, 2014 Updates

Bob Myers: But Andrew understood that this is a place he wanted to be, and he obviously wanted to get a fair deal. I felt like we offered a fair deal, obviously he did too because he accepted it. But to find veteran extension opportunities, sometimes you need circumstances where a player is willing to possibly forgo an extra year of money for the security of getting a deal then instead of playing a year out. If they’re playing on teams that are willing to commit and not make the player play out that extra year, and willing to commit to him early, there are always variables that play into it. Some financial, some situational; injury plays into it to some extent, age plays into it, whether that player feels like he can get another deal, happiness, how happy is the player in that market, on that team with his coach and his front office. A lot of things have to line up and that’s why I think you see few of those types of deals. Basketball Insiders

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