The Warriors have announced they are shutting down center Andrew Bogut for the next 7 to 10 days.
That rules out Bogut for Friday’s game at the Los Angeles Lakers, Saturday’s home game against Denver, and Wednesday’s game against visiting Atlanta. If he’s out the full 10 days, he would also miss next weekend’s three-game road trip at Minnesota,Oklahoma City and Dallas.
Golden State head coach Mark Jackson said it wasn’t a setback, that the Warriors were giving Bogut time to strengthen his ankle.
“He doesn’t feel like he’s 100 percent,”Jackson said, “and he’s clearly not.”
Bogut said he was frustrated because he can’t do what he normally does on the court. He said he’s tired of being limited and it’s not right that he’s taking minutes so he can rehab in games.
He said he has limited power in his left ankle, preventing him from pushing off when needed. He also said he’s battling pain and periodic swelling. The conclusion was made that his ankle won’t get better while he’s playing, so he’s going to take this time off to see how much that helps.
He said he doesn’t want to play until he has more mobility, and he suggested he wanted his minutes limit increased from 20.
“I can do more,” Bogut said. “I don’t feel like I’m helping the team.”