The Golden State Warriors are 8-6 and have the fifth best record in the Western Conference without starting center Andrew Bogut. While that definitely is a positive, they would sure hope to have their seven foot Aussie out there on the court.
Bogut has played in just four games this season before shutting himself down with an ankle injury that has been bothering him since he as traded to the Warriors in March of this year.
A source tells Mark Spears of Yahoo that Bogut plans to make his return on Saturday against the Pacers, barring any setbacks.
Barring a setback physically from practice, a source tells Y! @warriors C Andrew Bogut (ankle) has targeted next Sat game vs Ind for return.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) November 25, 2012
The key word there is “setbacks”. Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costra Times reports that although Bogut will practice on Monday, “there is no guarantee that he will even participate fully,” and whether or not he plays next Saturday will be determined based on how his ankle responds.
“We just won’t know until he goes through it,” a Warriors’ source told Thompson. “He could return Saturday or he could return two weeks after that. We just don’t know yet.”