The Golden State Warriors begin a two-game trip through Texas on Tuesday when they visit the Dallas Mavericks, but according to a report, center Andrew Bogut won’t be with them for the trip.
CSNBayArea.com reported Monday that Bogut will stay behind and continue to receive treatment for a pelvic/groin contusion he sustained after taking a knee to the groin area from Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol Friday night.
It was anticipated that Bogut would be unavailable; the Warriors signed center Hilton Armstrong to a 10-day contract on Sunday.
“Bogs will stay here, continue to get treatment and try to get as close to 100 percent as possible,” coach Mark Jackson told CSNBayArea.com’s Monte Poole.
Power forward David Lee will make the trip, according to the report, but is unlikely to play against Dallas or San Antonio on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bogut has missed 11 of Golden State’s 73 games so far this season, while Lee has played in 66 games thus far this season.
This is a critical trip for the Warriors, who lead the Mavericks and Phoenix by 1½ games for the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference and trail the Trail Blazers by two games for the fifth spot. The Pacific Division title is all but lost; Golden State is 6½ games behind the Clippers with just nine games remaining.