Joe Lacob called the Andrew Bogut acquisition a "transcendent move." Jerry West and the rest of the Warriors brain trust nodded with approval.

Assuming Bogut finally returns to health, can he really live up to that kind of hype?

"He's a top-three center behind Dwight (Howard) and Andrew (Bynum)," one Pacific Division scout said.

"As a total package, I think he's better than Bynum," said one Central Division scout.