Without Bogut the Boomers’ aspirations of winning a medal in Rio diminish rapidly, but manager Bruce Kaider says not to give up hope. “He is back in Melbourne doing his rehab and he will be there (at the camp) next week,’’ he said. “Everything is going well, he is working around the clock doing everything he can to get himself right.
Bogut is working around the clock in Melbourne to rehab a knee diagnosed as having bone bruising that will take six to eight weeks to heal. That prognosis means he cannot afford a single setback, with Bogut intent on making the “miracle” recovery he says he needs.
Andrew Bogut all but ruled himself out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, saying the bone bruises around his left knee almost certainly will not be healed in time for him to play for Australia this summer. "I'm not great at math, but six to eight weeks minimum is what I've been told," the Golden State center said as his Warriors teammates ran through their shootaround practice in advance of Thursday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "It's very unlikely at this point, to be honest."
Bogut said if he can't play, he won't be going to Rio even to watch. He expressed some concerns in recent days about the Zika virus that is overshadowing much of the run-up to the Rio Games, but was committed to playing for Australia regardless. "I'm not going to be traveling around, doing all that if I'm not playing," Bogut said.
David Lee: Sorry to hear the news about @andrewbogut . Leader and UNSUNG hero ever since he joined the @Golden State Warriors. Heal up mate!
Marc J. Spears: Warriors release on Andrew Bogut: Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who suffered a significant impaction injury to his left knee during Monday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals, underwent an MRI yesterday in the Bay Area. The MRI revealed the impact resulted in bone bruises to the proximal tibia and distal femur. He traveled with the team to Cleveland for Game 6, but due to the remaining length of the NBA Finals and expected recovery time, a minimum of 6-8 weeks, he will miss the remainder of the series. The injury will not require surgery and he is expected to make a full recovery. Bogut suffered the injury at the 10:30 mark of the 3rd Quarter of Game 5 at Oracle Arena.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say an official update on Andrew Bogut for Game 6 is now expected Wednesday as the Warriors continue to review the medical data
Injured center Andrew Bogut traveled with the Golden State Warriors to Cleveland on Tuesday afternoon in advance of Thursday night's Game 6 in the NBA Finals, according to league sources, but a firm status update on Bogut's health wasn't expected until later Tuesday night. Sources told ESPN.com that Bogut underwent an MRI exam on his sprained left knee Tuesday morning as scheduled. Yet sources said the results of that exam were being evaluated further by the Warriors' medical team during their Ohio-bound flight.
Though the Warriors did not scrimmage on Sunday, center Andrew Bogut rejoined his teammates for practice, his first activity since the Game 5 win over Portland last Wednesday. Bogut’s status for Game 1 Monday night against Oklahoma City remains uncertain, with coach Steve Kerr indicating a decision will be made after Bogut’s pregame workout Monday afternoon.
Rusty Simmons: Warriors center Andrew Bogut (adductor) returned to practice today, which Steve Kerr called "encouraging." Bogut is questionable for Game 1.
Warriors center Andrew Bogut didn't practice for a second straight day due to his right adductor strain and his status remains up in the air for the start of the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "He rode the bike on the sideline," Golden State coach Steve Kerr said Saturday. "We're hoping he'll practice tomorrow, but we'll see."
Lets Go Warriors: Steve Kerr not sure of Andrew Bogut's status, but his toe injury is "definitely not long term". #Warriors https://t.co/hdsey90r6u
Diamond Leung: Bob Myers to 95.7 The Game on Andrew Bogut: "Luckily, structurally, the toe is OK, so it's a (pain) threshold thing." Gametime decision
August 17, 2022 | 8:47 pm EDT Update
Tommy Beer: Stephen A Smith on SiriumXM w/ @Rick Kamla this afternoon when asked about potential Mitchell deal: “Utah didn’t want Julius Randle, from what I’m told. They don’t want him. The Knicks were willing to unload him. They want RJ Barrett. They want at least 6 1st-round picks.” pic.twitter.com/9Nn7DuwlZe
I knew if we could win Game 3 and go to 3-0, it was pretty much a wrap on the series. It was just a matter of whether [the series would be won] in Game 4 or a “gentleman’s sweep” in Game 5. Down the stretch in the fourth quarter, we got a stop, and I was just talking to myself: “Put ‘em to sleep. Put ‘em to sleep.” That was the conversation I was having with myself. Not with anyone else on the team or anyone else in the arena. Then, I had finished that layup underneath Jokic, and that was the thought that came out – just to do the sign. I didn’t say, “Night Night” at the time. I was just telling myself, “Put ‘em to sleep.” Fast forward to Game 5, when I made the last layup to go up five with 19 seconds left. That was the official, “Put them to sleep.” The camera didn’t get me on that one, but I actually said it. Fast forward to Memphis, Dallas and then Boston, and it kind of took on a life of its own.
NDP: How did it feel to break it out again in Boston and seal the Finals win? SC: It felt the best. The way that game went, it was an emotional rollercoaster. They came out just hitting every shot, and they were up double digits in the first four minutes. We slowly just crept back and then went on that 21-nothing run. When we came out in the third quarter, everyone was feeling it. Let’s just step on their throats, right now.
NDP: What’s it been like seeing athletes from sports all around the world doing the celebration? SC: It’s the best, ’cause some are taking it to new extremes that I would never feel comfortable doing in the league. But it’s dope to know how far the reach is. I’ve told people before, “I know there’s people that did the symbol before me.” But to know that you cemented a moment that’s on the biggest of stages, and people are inspired by it and want to have fun with whatever they’re doing with it — they’ve taken their own spin on it and have had some creativity with it.
August 17, 2022 | 7:21 pm EDT Update
CJ Holmes: Here’s all four of the Warriors’ long road trips this season: Oct. 29 – Nov 4: Charlotte, Detroit, Miami, Orlando, New Orleans Dec. 13 – 27: Milwaukee, Indiana, Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, Brooklyn Jan 13 – 20: San Antonio, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Cleveland
Jason Dumas: Looks like a local artist in the LA area has painted a mural of JTA in Inglewood. It’ll be unveiled to the public tomorrow. I realized how impactful Juan was at the first Mexican-American to win an NBA Finals during the Warriors parade. Cool stuff. pic.twitter.com/rTPdj8Op4c
August 17, 2022 | 5:43 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The NBA’s new schedule has 55 baseball-style series in which the road team plays the same foe twice in a row without travel … up from 23 last season. Plus 33 instances on the schedule in which the road team stays in LA or New York to play both local teams on the same trip.