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The Warriors have announced they are shutting down center Andrew Bogut for the next 7 to 10 days.

That rules out Bogut for Friday’s game at the Los Angeles Lakers, Saturday’s home game against Denver, and Wednesday’s game against visiting Atlanta. If he’s out the full 10 days, he would also miss next weekend’s three-game road trip at Minnesota,Oklahoma City and Dallas.

Golden State head coach Mark Jackson said it wasn’t a setback, that the Warriors were giving Bogut time to strengthen his ankle.

“He doesn’t feel like he’s 100 percent,”Jackson said, “and he’s clearly not.”

Bogut said he was frustrated because he can’t do what he normally does on the court. He said he’s tired of being limited and it’s not right that he’s taking minutes so he can rehab in games.

He said he has limited power in his left ankle, preventing him from pushing off when needed. He also said he’s battling pain and periodic swelling. The conclusion was made that his ankle won’t get better while he’s playing, so he’s going to take this time off to see how much that helps.

He said he doesn’t want to play until he has more mobility, and he suggested he wanted his minutes limit increased from 20.

“I can do more,” Bogut said. “I don’t feel like I’m helping the team.”
http://www.ibabuzz.com/warriors/2012/11/08/warriors-shutting-down-c-andrew-bogut-7-10-days/
 

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Good decision. He was never going to get back to full capacity like he was going. This should only help.
 

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Six days ago, the Warriors announced that they would sideline starting center Andrew Bogut for seven to 10 days in order to rest his surgically repaired left ankle. That timetable will now be extended, according to CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Steinmetz.

Golden State coach Mark Jackson said Wednesday that Bogut would not travel with the team on its upcoming three-game road trip, which ends on Monday.

“We’re going to stick true to the rehab and try to get him as strong as possible and when he’s ready to play, he’ll play. But he won’t be on the trip.”

“He’s going to continue to rehab and when he’s ready to go, he’s ready to go. I don’t even think it makes sense to put a number on it.”

The news means that the earliest Bogut will return would be Nov. 21 for a home game against the Nets. He fractured the ankle in January while playing for the Bucks, who traded him to the Warriors in March along with Stephen Jackson for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown.
http://tracking.si.com/2012/11/14/warriors-andrew-bogut-out-longer-than-expected/?sct=nba_t2_a7

It's a shame that he'll never be healthy as he really is one of the better centers in the league when he can play. Unfortunately, that is very rare these days.
 

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The real problem in the league isn't the lack of big men, it's that the big men the league does have can't stay healthy. Tyson Chandler only recently shrugged off nagging injuries and become the guy we thought he was; and if Bynum, Oden, and Bogut were reliably playing 70+ games a year the center position would be in okay shape.
 

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@SpearsNBAYahoo Warriors C Andrew Bogut won't play in next 3 games due to injured ankle. Will begin treadmill work this weekend and hopes to practice Monday
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Bogut not in danger of losing this season.

The expectation in the Bay Area remains, though, that Bogut will ultimately rejoin the West's surprise team in the new year and that he's not in danger of losing the entire season after the Aussie 7-footer rushed himself back from surgery to be able to play on opening night, only to remove himself from the lineup after just four games.
The news continues to be positive on this front.
 
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