Warriors Expect Andrew Bogut to Play on Opening Night

Andrew Bogut’s recovery from ankle surgery appears to be on track — Bogut fractured his left wheel last January, and underwent surgery in April to clean out bone spurs — and the Golden State Warriors anticipate that the big fella will be ready to go come October 31. Per the Sporting News: “Yes, we expect that,’ Warriors GM Bob Myers said. ‘That’s just me prophesizing, but all indications are that will be the case. We’re hoping that he is in there for us on opening night. But if he needs two games, if the difference is waiting because he is not quite there, then we’ll wait. But we expect Bogut to play opening night.’ […] First, though, he has to get healthy. To that end, the Warriors stayed involved in Bogut’s recovery with team personnel spending time in Australia to help Bogut along. Myers was in Los Angeles with Bogut last week when the player met with his surgeon, and said that Bogut is at least on schedule, and possibly ahead of schedule. ‘It has been pretty hands-on,’ Myers said. ‘To Andrew’s credit, he is a pretty disciplined individual as far as sticking with the protocol, and he has followed his progressions, where he has slowly ramped up weight-bearing exercises. We have been, the overarching theme with him, has been very cautious. We need him for the duration of the season, so we are taking a long view of it. We’re probably being ultraconservative with him because he is so important to the team.'”