Andrew Bogut has waited a long time to play against his former Milwaukee Bucks teammates.

He was injured last March when the trade was made sending him to Golden State, and he missed the first encounter with the Bucks a few days later.

And the 7-foot center was still out on Jan. 26 this season when the Bucks beat the Warriors at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

But Bogut recently returned after missing six games with a back injury and is expected to face his former team on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena.

"It's going to be different," Bucks guard Brandon Jennings said. "I'm sure he is going to want to play. He's going to have us on his radar.

"I was with him my first three years in the league. I wish him success and keep it going, stay healthy."

It has been a struggle for Bogut since arriving in the Bay Area in the deal that sent shooting guard Monta Ellis and forward Ekpe Udoh to the Bucks.

Bogut has missed 42 games this season while rehabilitating the left ankle he fractured in his final game with the Bucks, at Houston in January 2012. Then the back issue flared up and put him out of the lineup again.

"He's been going through a tough, tough time the last couple years, but I'm happy to see him play," Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute said. "Hopefully, he continues to play and stays healthy for the rest of the year and the rest of his career."