Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Warriors roll dice on Bogut!

Oft-injured center Andrew Bogut 
will take his act from Milwaukee to Golden State.
Speaking of gambles and you’ve got to give the Golden State Warriors some credit! Either that or rip the team’s front office for taking one too many shots in the dark (probably the latter).

The team laid all of its eggs in Stephen Curry’s fragile basket after moving explosive combo guard Monta Ellis, but then they may have made a boo-boo by acquiring another player that just can’t seem to stay healthy in center Andrew Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.

"We're extremely excited to acquire a player the caliber of Andrew Bogut, who we think is certainly one of the top centers in the NBA," Bucks general manager Larry Riley said on Tuesday.

"He will add an element of toughness to our team and will provide us with scoring, rebounding and a defensive presence in the middle. We've lacked those elements in recent years and think that Andrew's addition will be a key factor in the growth of our team."

Unfortunately, what Riley isn’t saying is that Bogut may not even suit up for the team for the remainder of this season after fracturing his left ankle on Jan. 25 against Houston.

Bogut has had more than one significant injury in his brief career while playing in just 408 games out of a possible 530 or so. Bogut is averaging 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots for his career, not numbers exactly worthy of a former No. 1 overall draft pick!

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