Updates from Monday, Feb. 24
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports Andrew Bogut's status for tonight's game:
After missing seven games, Andrew Bogut (shoulder) is active tonight and is expected to start vs. Detroit.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) February 24, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 11
According to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, Andrew Bogut will be out against the Heat on Wednesday:
Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said Andrew Bogut and Jermaine O'Neal will miss Wednesday's game vs. Miami.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) February 11, 2014
Smith went on to report on what the next step will likely be for Bogut:
Andrew Bogut just told Tom Tolbert that he'll probably get a cortisone shot in his shoulder.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) February 12, 2014
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is set to miss his third game in a row while dealing with a shoulder injury.
The Philadelphia 76ers, set to take on the Warriors on Monday night, announced the news on Twitter:
Update: Andrew Bogut will not play for @warriors tonight; David Lee's status has yet to be determined.— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) February 11, 2014
Interestingly enough, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson told reporters that Bogut's injury wasn't suffered during practice or in a game, offering another potential cause, via Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Mark Jackson said Andrew Bogut didn't hurt shoulder in a game or practice. "It may have been sleeping, and I say that in all seriousness."— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) February 11, 2014
Bogut was quick to shoot down that notion according to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group:
Andrew Bogut: Bone bruise in shoulder from Utah game, said Mark Jackson comment speculating whether it came from sleeping is "ridiculous."— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) February 11, 2014
Without Bogut in the lineup, Golden State split its last two games, beating Chicago and then losing to Phoenix. In particular, his defensive presence was sorely missed against the Suns, which scored 122 points in victory.
Bogut has been excellent this season for the Warriors on the glass and as a defender, averaging 10.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots while pitching in 8.2 points per game.
You have to have guys who are going to fight and who are not going to surrender, and we've got those types of guys. It says a lot about them, every time our backs are against the wall or we're in a position that we need a win, we come out and fight.
With Bogut out of the lineup, the pressure falls on Ognjen Kuzmic to have a big impact for his team on the glass and as a defender in the lane.
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