Warriors center Andrew Bogut on Monday made the most obvious strides yet in his attempt to come back from left ankle surgery, running full-court sprints at maximum velocity during warm-ups.
"In all honesty, I don't really pay attention to it as far as if he's getting closer," head coach Mark Jackson said before Monday's matinee against the Clippers, which celebrated MLK Day. "He's on the floor. I look forward to the day he's in uniform.
"There will be no pressure on him. He'll continue to have treatment, continue to go through his rehab, continue to work his way onto the floor, work his way into practice and all of that, but I don't get caught up in it as a coach.
"I think we've got to keep it moving and look forward to having him one day, whenever that day comes. I, like Dr. King, have a dream."
Bogut has missed 36 games this season, including 35 consecutive since removing himself from the lineup following the 106-96 victory over Cleveland on Nov. 7. The Warriors still aren't offering a timetable for the big man's return, but acknowledged Friday that he participated in the team's shootaround at San Antonio.
Bogut has traveled with the team on three consecutive trips - something he previously said caused his ankle to swell because of the flights and the consistent getting on and off buses. He has advanced to on-court workouts that are strenuous enough to require a brace on his ankle after doing only light, flat-footed shooting drills for portions of the past two months.
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Warriors' Bogut running toward return
San Francisco Chronicle | Jan 22