His loss could force general manager David Griffin to f…

His loss could force general manager David Griffin to find another big man, one with the ability to protect the rim. If the Cavs go down that road, and a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking said there’s no immediate push to get a new player in during the upcoming three-game roadtrip, they would have to release someone since the roster is at the maximum of 15 players.

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According to a team release, Bogut's tibia has been set and won't require surgery. The recovery plan will begin immediately with an extended period of immobilization and healing stimulation. Bogut, a free agent at the end of the season, signed with the Cavs for the prorated veteran's minimum of around $390,000. He is expected to recover in time for training camp, ahead of the 2017-18 season.
The result? A fractured tibia. The recovery period? Even conservative estimates based on other NBA players who have suffered that injury are counted in months, rather than weeks. The game? A 106-98 loss to the Heat for the Cavs' third defeat in the past four games.
"It's very deflating," James said. "It's a tough moment. We all were excited about the acquisition, you know, bring him in here. Him getting some games under his belt before the playoffs, so hopefully we can hope for the best with the MRI or whatever the case may be, but uh, it's a tough one. Not only obviously for him, first of all, but then for our ballclub."
The Cavs eyed Bogut all season, targeting him as a likely buyout candidate from his contract. When he was signed, he was to be the final piece of the revamping of the bottom of the roster undertaken by general manager David Griffin. Cleveland's championship hopes didn't ride on Bogut's back or break along with his leg -- he was going to be a fringe rotation player when the playoffs arrived. But the two sides were counting on each other to help them get back to the Finals, even if it was Bogut who needed the Cavs more for that than the other way around.
In the quiet of a postgame loss, a Cavs employee was cleaning out some of the handful of items in Bogut's stall. An injury like this -- fractured tibia -- typically takes months to heal. The Cavs didn't give an official timetable for his recovery, and say they won't know anything definitive until Tuesday at the earliest, but there is distinct possibility his season is over.
Andrew Bogut left his first game as a Cavalier with a left leg injury, unable to put any weight on it and needing help from teammates to get to the locker room. Bogut, 32, suffered the injury at the 11:38 mark of the second quarter. He was called for a foul running out to the perimeter to guard Okaro White and came up lame, hobbling before going to the court.
Mark Followill: Andrew Bogut will miss game vs Cavs tonight, flare up last night of the right hamstring injury that recently kept him out of 6 games
Earl K. Sneed: Rick Carlisle says Andrew Bogut (right hamstring strain) could return this week. Carlisle wants Bogut to get some practice time first.
Tim MacMahon: Mavs C Andrew Bogut will be out "for the foreseeable near future" due to a strained right hamstring, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters. Bogut did not play in Thursday's win over the Suns. Carlisle said the Mavs don't consider the injury serious, but they plan to proceed with caution to ensure that Bogut doesn't aggravate the strain.
Q: You took some hits on the way out of town, though. Your durability was questioned … Andrew Bogut: “Oh, who cares? I don’t care.” Q: Even though it seemed like it was coming from the inside (of the Warriors)? Andrew Bogut: “But that’s how it is. I don’t buy into the sources thing. I don’t buy into all that (expletive), because this league is so two-faced and everybody is so fake. The same people who made those comments will see me tomorrow and shake my hand and ask me how my family is. This league is full of people who are full of (expletive) and shallow, and that’s what you figure out in pro sports. It’s very hard to meet a genuine person who you can call your friend in this league. That’s just the reality, and I understand that. People can take parting shots. I didn’t have a great Finals series obviously, with the injury, and finish off the way I wanted to, but that’s the way it goes. I’m not bitter about it. I could have played better definitely, especially on the offensive end. But I think defensively that I provided something for them that really helped that team win games.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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