Andrew Bogut Able to Practice for the First Time Since Ankle Injury

There’s no telling if Andrew Bogut will be able to play in the Golden State Warriors’ season opener, but the big man did take a step in the right direction by finally being able to take part in a full practice. Per the Mercury News: “Bogut participated fully in practice for the first time in training camp, taking part in full-court action and contact drills without limitation. It was his first such action since fracturing his left ankle Jan. 25. Bogut, who had a second surgery on the ankle in April, still is uncertain about whether he will play in the season opener Wednesday in Phoenix. ‘It was a long time coming for him. He put in a lot of dedication and therapy and rehab,’ Stephen Curry said. ‘It was good to have the big fella out there.’ Now the Warriors will see how Bogut’s ankle responds. If he has no issues, the likelihood is he will play. Even if Bogut plays, [head coach Mark Jackson] has already begun lowering the bar. ‘At the end of the day, it’s going to be asking whole lot for him to be Andrew Bogut from Day 1,’ Jackson said. ‘But we’re making steps toward that.'”