Bogut May Sit Out Season, Olympics
The Golden State Warriors gambled by trading Monta Ellis, their leading scorer, for injured Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut. And yet the Warriors have made the playoffs just once since 1994 and haven’t had a talented true center in years, so maybe this wasn’t such a big risk for them after all.
“I hope I’m a steal,” Bogut told Yahoo! Sports. “The main topic of conversation is my injuries. I am doing everything in my power to get as healthy as possible and as strong as possible to play these next two years on my contract as hard as I can for the Warriors, and hopefully that leads us to some playoff games. The biggest thing with me is what I do on the court – and making sure I’m on the court.”
Bogut doesn’t know if he will be able to play for the Warriors this season. The swelling has subsided in his ankle and he has an MRI in two weeks. Nor has he decided whether he will play for Australia in this summer’s Olympics – the Warriors will have a say in that decision.
Riley said the Warriors’ team doctor, the Bucks’ team doctor and two independent doctors expect Bogut to make a full recovery.