OAKLAND — Warriors center Andrew Bogut underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on his injured right knee Wednesday and is expected to miss an indefinite number of weeks, according to his agent.
Agent David Bauman expressed relief Thursday that the bone stress issue resulting in the inflammation in Bogut’s knee is treatable while also wondering if the 7-footer might have returned earlier had the team not initially diagnosed the condition as tendinitis.
The Warriors set no timetable for Bogut’s return. Bauman compared the Bogut situation to Houston’s Dwight Howard, who missed a little more than three weeks after receiving platelet-rich plasma therapy on his strained right knee.
OAKLAND — Warriors center Andrew Bogut underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on his ailing right knee, and according to the team Thursday, there is no timetable set for his return..
The decision was made after Bogut consulted Wednesday with the Warriors’ medical staff and his personal physician from Australia, according to the team.
“We fully support Andrew in his decision to undergo the PRP treatment,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said in a statement. “Our number one concern is that Andrew is 100 percent healthy and we will continue to support him in any way to make that happen.
Bogut has missed four games due to the knee and is out for Thursday’s game against Oklahoma City.
The 7-foot Bogut averaged 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.2 blocks, playing a key role in the Warriors’ 21-3 start record that is the best in the NBA.
Bogut, who turned 30 three weeks ago, missed the playoffs along with 14 regular season games last season due to rib, pelvis/groin, ankle and shoulder injuries.
MEMPHIS – This was not a championship-caliber performance for the Warriors. Yet there were signs in the rubble of a mistake-filled game that they certainly can get there.
Without Andrew Bogut and David Lee and playing in front of a hostile crowd fired up for the No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup, it was as if the Grizzlies pulled off the upset.
The Warriors rather than go away and accept their fate of having a 16-game winning streak halted kept rallying and rallying until time ran out.
Afterward, Kerr continued to set the standards higher for the Warriors.
MEMPHIS – Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will start in Tuesday’s game at Memphis with a broken nose as his team looks to extend its 16-game winning streak.
Barnes is expected to wear a mask after suffering a nasal fracture, mouth laceration and chipped teeth after taking an elbow from New Orleans’ Dante Cunningham in Sunday’s overtime win.
MEMPHIS — Warriors center Andrew Bogut smiled last week after leaving a game due to what the team reported to be right knee tendinitis, saying at the time that it wasn’t serious.
Now, Bogut isn’t so sure as he is scheduled to be reevaluated Wednesday after the team returns home from a three-game road trip in which he was unable to play.
Bogut, who will miss a fourth straight game Tuesday after having his knee drained, is now listed as having knee chondromalacia/bone edema and says it remains sore.
Asked if it was an overuse injury, Bogut said, “I’m not sure right now. I’ve been told a couple of different things, and I’m trying to narrow it down to exactly what it is. I don’t think it was possibly what I thought it was early on.
“From what I was told, it wasn’t something I should be worried about, but evidently, it probably is.”
Bogut said whatever the injury is, he would not need surgery and declined further comment pending the reevaluation.
MEMPHIS –The Warriors’ Marreese Speights has a question for those who think his play might regress to the mean.
Thus far, Speights has shown no signs of coming back down to Earth while ranking 10th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. He averages 12 points, 5.2 rebounds, and keeps helping the Warriors win games.
MEMPHIS – Warriors center Andrew Bogut is out for Tuesday’s game at Memphis as the Warriors put their 16-game winning streak on the line against the team with the second-best record in the NBA.
Bogut is expected to miss a fourth straight game due to knee tendinitis that he said has bothered him for about two weeks.
Festus Ezeli has started in place of Bogut in the three previous games without the team’s leading rebounder and shot blocker. Memphis is led by 7-foot-1 center Marc Gasol, who averages 19.4 points per game.
“He’s played well, so we need that big body in there to dominate the paint when Bogut and (David) Lee are out,” guard Stephen Curry said Monday of Ezeli.