Good news, Golden State Warriors fans. The front office says oft-injured center Andrew Bogut is 'completely recovered.'
The news comes via CSN Bay Area's Monte Poole, who also notes that Bogut should be ready for training camp.
Due to an assortment of maladies (pelvis, hip) Bogut was limited to just 67 games during the regular season, as well as the Warriors' first-round playoff series. His rib injury also barred him from appearing in the upcoming FIBA World Cup.
Bogut's importance to the Warriors can't be understated. When healthy, Bogut is an elite rim-protector, limiting opponents to just 45 per cent shooting at the rim, a mark topping that of Joakim Noah's. He also posted the fifth-highest defensive real plus-minus figure in the league last season, and chipped in with per-game averages of 7.3 points, 10 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
More of note, Bogut is the only starting caliber center on the Warriors' roster and is owed in excess of $11 million each of the next two seasons. If the Warriors have any chance of making a run in the murderers row that is the Western Conference, they'll need Bogut to be healthy.
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