In March 2012 the Golden State Warriors acquired Andrew Bogut in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. After a season of healing Bogut is projected to have a stellar year.
In late January, just after the NBA lockout, Bogut was still with the Bucks and fractured his ankle which caused him to miss the remainder of the season. After being traded to the Warriors, he underwent surgery to clean out loose particles of bone in his ankle. Bogut then went on to sit out for the preseason but played in the first few games of the season averaging 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. Golden State then declared he would be out for the remainder of the season so the center could return to full health.
Andrew Bogut spent the next few months having treatment done on his ankle to speed up the recovery process. During his treatment Bogut was told that he would need to go through another operation to get him back on the court sooner.
Bogut returned in January 2013 and played extremly well. In game six of the first round of playoffs Bogut recorded a playoff high 14 points and 21 rebounds, being the first Warrior to have more then 20 rebounds since Larry Smith in 1987.
Last week Bogut said he was “100 percent healthy”, able to “make quick moves and go off the dribble,” and ready to play “a lot of minutes” this season.
This morning, Warriors shooting guard Andre Iguodala revealed his feelings on the Australian big man, saying. “I’ve become a big fan of Bogut. He’s really good.”
If Bogut can stay healthy he can really help the Warriors out this season.
Last year the Warriors went 47-35, with a healthy Bogut and Iguodala the Warriors will hope to improve — and possibly even get an NBA Championship.