Warriors Not Sure if Andrew Bogut Can Play in Season Opener

by October 18, 2012

There isn’t a lot of optimism in the Bay Area about center Andrew Bogut’s availability for opening night. The big fella has yet to play since last January. From the Contra Costa Times: “After arthroscopic surgery on his left foot in April, Warriors center Andrew Bogut was supposed to be all but a lock for the start of training camp. Then camp came, and Golden State all but assured he would be ready for the season opener. Now? ‘I hope it’s realistic,’ coach Mark Jackson said. The Warriors head coach, prior to taking on Sacramento, was talking about Bogut’s chances of playing in one of the last three preseason games. Jackson didn’t sound too optimistic. The latest goal was to get him into a couple of preseason games as tune-up for the regular season opener on Oct. 31. That hasn’t changed officially, but Jackson said Bogut is ‘still a ways away.’ If he can’t get into a preseason game, it’s a fair guess that the season opener is questionable. One can at least assume even if he does play, he’d be limited – especially a guy who hasn’t played an NBA game since January.”