Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors have decided to shut
down Andrew Bogut for the next 7-to-10 days in order to allow the oft-injured
center time to strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle.
Bogut has been slow to recover from a fractured ankle he suffered back in
January, when the former No. 1 overall draft pick was then still a member of
the Milwaukee Bucks. Though he's appeared in four of the Warriors' five games
so far this season, the native Australian has seen an average of just over 18
minutes per outing.
The 27-year-old was acquired from the Bucks last March in a blockbuster deal
that sent high-scoring guard Monta Ellis to Milwaukee, but did not play for
the Warriors due to the injury until finally returning for the 2012-13 season
Bogut has averaged 6.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in his limited
minutes this season. The seven-footer owns career averages of 12.6 points and
9.3 rebounds over eight NBA campaigns.
Injuries have hampered Bogut on several occasions since being taken by
Milwaukee with the top overall choice of the 2005 draft. He took part in just
12 games last season due to the ankle fracture, while back problems held him
to only 36 games in 2008-09.
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