NBA Rumor: Andrew Bogut Injury

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5 years ago via ESPN

He knows what many might call him: injury-prone. But, Bogut asks, how was he supposed to prevent these injuries? “I get my legs taken out from under me, on a dunk, fall on my elbow and break my elbow,” he says. “How do I train for that? How do I condition for that? A guy shoots a floater and chases that floater down and undercuts me — Kyle Lowry — and I fall on his foot and snap my ankle. How do I train against that? How do I train against getting hit in the leg?”

In a phone conversation from his native Australia, Bogut, 32, said he plans to resume jumping and full basketball workouts within three weeks. His injury did not require surgery, and he shed a custom carbon-fiber cast a few weeks ago. “The big one was getting cleared to jog. And then just ramping it up week by week,” said Bogut, 32, a veteran of 12 seasons who started 2016-17 with Dallas before being included in a trade-deadline deal with Philadelphia for Nerlens Noel.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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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