Bogut (knee) was added last week to Australia's roster for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but it's still uncertain whether he'll be able to play, the Associated Press reports. Australia coach Andrej Lemanis said that he'd wait until the day before the Olympics begin before determining if Bogut feels fit enough to play in the Games, which kick off Aug. 6 for the Boomers. The center, who sustained bone bruising around his left knee while playing with the Warriors in the NBA Finals, was traded to the Mavericks this offseason and is expected to step into a starting role with his new team. In preparation for both the Olympics and upcoming season, he's started training with the Australian team and seems optimistic about his prospects of playing in Rio.
Bogut was traded from the Warriors to the Mavericks in exchange for a future second-round pick, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. With the Warriors landing Kevin Durant on a two-year deal earlier Monday, they needed to clear some cap space, eventually causing them to rescind Harrison Barnes qualifying offer and now sending Bogut to the Mavericks. Bogut, who often struggles to stay healthy, saw action in 70 games for the Warriors this past season, posting averages of 5.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 blocks over 21 minutes per outing. He should have the opportunity to see an expanded role with the Mavericks, however, he'll still need to stay healthy.
Bogut (knee) will miss 6-to-8 weeks with multiple bone bruises in his left knee, Marc Stein of ESPN reports. While Bogut traveled with the team to Cleveland for Game 6, there was never much of a chance that he'd play after suffering what looked to be a fairly gruesome injury during Game 5. It's certainly encouraging that he's avoided any ligament damage and won't require surgery, but the big man still faces a lengthy recovery timetable that will sideline him for much of the offseason. Still, Bogut is expected to be back at full strength for the start of the 2016-17 campaign, the final year of his current contract.
Bogut (knee) will not undergo surgery on his sprained left knee, but he's not expected to return during the Finals, David Aldridge of TNT reports. The Warriors are yet to offer much in the way of an update on Bogut's status, but it's highly unlikely the big man plays again this season. Bogut made the trip to Cleveland with the team, though it'll likely be Festus Ezeli and Anderson Varejao seeing the bulk of the minutes at center when Golden State veers away from its "Death Lineup" with Draymond Green at the five. Considering Bogut will avoid surgery, the expectation is that he'll be ready for the start of next season without much issue.
Bogut (knee) is not expected to play Thursday night's Game 6 in Cleveland, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Warriors are awaiting the results of an MRI before making any official announcement about Bogut's availability Thursday. The big man played just eight minutes in Game 5 before suffering a knee injury that looked bad at the time and knocked him out of the game. If he can't go, the Warriors will look to Anderson Varejao and Festus Ezeli as replacements, but they are also getting Draymond Green back after he served a one-game suspension. Green's presence will help shore up the defense, which allowed Cleveland to shoot a playoff-high 53 percent from the field in the Cavs' win in Game 5.
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