HoopsHype Andrew Bogut rumors

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

January 27, 2014 Updates

Bob Myers: And I think specifically to Curry and Bogut, if we were going to bet, we were going to bet on high character people, and we felt like with both there were certainly risks. There were certainly risks with Curry, I think if you look back when that decision was made, 50 percent of people were against it. I’m sure 50 percent of people were against Bogut. But we have to make difficult decisions, everybody in any front office of any professional sports organization has to because you’re dealing in the commodity of human people, so it’s not perfect. It’s not a machine, it’s a person, so you really have to weigh all the elements that go into resigning or extending a player: Who they are, what their talent level is, history of injury, projected potential injury. So it’s difficult, it’s not easy. And sometimes you’re going to get it right, sometimes you’re going to get it wrong. But we felt like with the moves we’ve made, we feel like we’re betting on the right kind of people, and the right kind of talent. Basketball Insiders

Bob Myers: This organization has been small for so long and has had some success in that way, but from ownership on down, we feel like size is imperative to compete consistently in the NBA. So we had an opportunity to trade a guard for a center, and I think those opportunities are rare, and we took advantage of it. And Bogut happened to be hurt at the time. I’m not sure we could have got him if he was healthy. If he was healthy that would have been fine, maybe that would have allowed us to make a push towards the playoffs. But the fact that he was hurt allowed us to see what the team was with a lot of our young assets. Every day we come to work, we’re trying to find ways to improve our roster. Whether that’s through current assets or future assets or developing organically through the players we have here. Every day we want to leave work a little bit better than when we came in. Basketball Insiders

January 6, 2014 Updates

"I still have a special place in my heart for Milwaukee," Bogut said. "I went through adolescence to late teenage years to growing into a man in Milwaukee so it'll always have a special place in my heart. I believe I still have a lot of fans there. I have a lot of respect for the city. There will be a little bit of boo birds, a little bit of both. That's just the way it goes. I'm excited to go there and see people that I spent my first eight years of my career with." San Jose Mercury-News

January 2, 2014 Updates

The following players cannot be dealt at all this season: Alexis Ajinca — New Orleans Pelicans; D.J. Augustin — Chicago Bulls; Andrew Bogut — Golden State Warriors; Kobe Bryant — Los Angeles Lakers; Seth Curry — Memphis Grizzlies; Chris Douglas-Roberts — Charlotte Bobcats; Stephen Jackson — Los Angeles Clippers; James Johnson — Memphis Grizzlies; Kendall Marshall — Los Angeles Lakers; Malcolm Thomas — San Antonio Spurs. HoopsWorld

December 31, 2013 Updates
December 26, 2013 Updates

Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement today regarding the ejection of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin with 10:43 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors' 105-103 win over the Clippers on Dec. 25, at Oracle Arena: "After a league review of the Clippers-Warriors game, we have come to the conclusion that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from the game. A common foul should have been called on Griffin for initially attempting to dislodge the Warriors' Andrew Bogut and a technical foul should have been assessed to Bogut for grabbing Griffin by the shirt and wrestling with him." NBA.com

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