When the Warriors tip off Monday night, don't be surprised if a 7-foot-1 Australian is on the court.
Warriors starting center Andrew Bogut is aiming at coming back Monday night in Toronto. It will all depend on how he feels after pregame warmups. But multiple sources said Bogut is planning to give it ago.
At Monday's shootaround at the Air Canada Centre, Bogut was wearing his practice jersey on the blue side -- reserved for the starters. Plus there was a buzz about the center's probable return.
The Warriors are being quiet on the matter and coach Mark Jackson maintains his stance that Bogut will come back when he is ready. Bogut doesn't want to create a big to-do, one source said, and ramp up expectations. He and the Warriors have opted not discuss his recovery progress since news broke in late November that surgery on his left ankle in April included a microfracture procedure.
Bogut, who was acquired in March in the blockbuster trade that sent Monta Ellis to Milwaukee, has played four games this season. In his 73 minutes, he has totaled 24 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. But, even though he was still hobbled by his recovering left ankle, he made it obvious he will impact the Warriors.
On Nov. 8, Bogut announced he was taking seven to 10 days off to work on strengthening his ankle because he didn't like being limited on the court. But that has turned into 70 days and 38 games missed.
Warriors' Andrew Bogut might play Monday at Toronto
San Jose Mercury News | Jan 28