Years ago

Bogut Out Indefinitely

According to ESPN our very own Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely.

What are people's thoughts?
Career prematurely over or too early to make this call?

It's been very disappointing and I hope he can get back soon. Perhaps he needs to look at the options Grant Hill went through and consider those options. The man eventually made a comeback. May be a bit different for Andrew being a big man.

I'd like to hear your thoughts please.

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Years ago

just drop him. Hes always injured

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Years ago

Damaged goods, always injured. The end.

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Years ago

Yeah, he is pretty much done in the NBA. The Warriors look stupid for trading Ellis for him now, they could have got a solid big man for less money who actually can play a full season.
He should IMO invest the money he has made in the NBA and move to Australia, take a year off to get his body right and then play in the NBL. This would be much less taxing on his body and he is still young enough to play many years in the NBL and become an NBL legend.
This would also allow him to extend his basketball career and he may even get to play for Australia in the Rio games.

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Years ago

Can't blame the Warriors for doing the deal. You look at the box the center position is where they're not getting a lot of production. Who knows Bogut might come back later in the season and make a contribution.

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Years ago

He's not done by any stretch, but obviously his career has and will be stunted by injuries.

Just too heavy footed. See also: Bynum, Andrew.

Every time those guys twist or run you can tell they are injury prone.

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Years ago

Career over? Far too early to make that call.

Injury is not helping him though...

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Years ago

I think he needs to continue to do whatever it takes to get himself back on the court for at least a few games this season. Golden State is going to be a great fit for him and if he can play a few games it'll help the fans warm to him a little more and the coaching staffs confidence in him will grow. Another off-season focused entirely on his own individual strength and conditioning workouts will a specific schedule that includes rehab days in between sets the big man up for next year. I don't think his career is done just yet, but the way he goes in the next year or two will certainly decide that.

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Years ago

I think he came back waaaay too early from that horrible elbow injury and it was all down hill from there...

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Years ago

Golden State is definitely cursed.

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Years ago

Good call, Mick. Anatomically speaking: the elbows and ankles are pretty much co-dependent structures.

True story.

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Years ago

He was frigid and only ever going left with that bad elbow. He looked in pain the whole time. Playing through that after a lifetime of going right could play a factor in hurting another part of your body.

I wasn't saying one led to the other, but after he came back too early from the elbow injury it has been one thing after another.

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Years ago

I think his career as as useful player is over but with the money he's on he'd be silly to throw in the towel now. Just soak up that monopoly money Greg Oden style for as long as you can.

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Years ago

Just needs to take the rest of the season off and recovering 100%. He tried to come back way too soon!

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Years ago

Milwaukee would have rested him if they were a chance at winning the lottery but they never were so they didn't.

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Years ago

His entire 120kg weight came down on that single ankle after attempting a block (the other leg was still in the air). Unfortunately someone else's foot was beneath his. And so it broke.

He had microfracture surgery. The normal recovery time for that type of injury would've taken him through until January 2013. He came back at the end of October.

Yes it was too soon. Yes he needs more time. But he'll be back.

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Years ago

I am having trouble understanding why the doctors/would allow him to return so early. As Bogut has stated, it was his decision, but you would think that club, clubs doctors and specialist, would realise how many players re-injure themselves returning to soon and order that he does not return until the doctors are 100% confident with the recovery, because relying on athletes to be best judge of when to return is hardly ideal as they always want to return asap.

Unfortunately, I doubt he will be playing until late February or March.

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Years ago

has one season left to prove himself. just to injury prone to ever get further. must have put some $$ away so could go europe or nbl and play alot less. doubtful he will play boomers again hope im wrong

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