Andrew Bogut Expects to Be Ready for Season Opener

Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who appeared in only 12 of 66 games during the lockout-shortened campaign, expects to be 100 percent healthy by the time Golden State plays its regular-season opener on October 31 against the Phoenix Suns. Bogut, who was shipped to Golden State in mid-March as a part of the Monta Ellis trade, has undergone two arthroscopic surgeries since fracturing his left ankle last January. Via “‘That’s my goal,’ Bogut said when asked if he thought he’d be fully back by the Phoenix game. ‘I definitely want to be ready for training camp, and I think it will be close. But I think I’ll definitely be ready for the first game. So the immediate goal with all of this is to be ready for the first game, whether that means only playing in only half the preseason games or whatever or just being smart. It’s about being smart with my ankle. There’s no point in trying to get ready for October 1st, when another week might significantly help. I’m trying to get ready for camp, but my main goal is to be 110 percent for the first game of the season.’ Warriors general manager Bob Myers had indicated earlier this offseason that Bogut would likely be 100 percent by the start of training camp. But it seems unlikely Bogut will participate in all of training camp, particularly early on.”