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Report: Warriors’ Bogut May Play Monday Night Against Raptors

The Golden State Warriors are doing very well this season. And they are going to get more help on the way. Check the report from Marcus Thompson from the San Jose Mercury News.

TORONTO — When the Warriors tip off Monday night, don’t be surprised if a 7-foot-1 Australian is on the court.

Warriors starting center Andrew Bogut is aiming at coming back Monday night in Toronto. It will all depend on how he feels after pregame warmups. But multiple sources said Bogut is planning to give it ago.

The Warriors have been quite silent about the situation as of late. Bogut played four games at the start of the season but in November 8th, he decided he would take 7-10 days off NBA: Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kingsbecause he felt too limited being on the court and wanted to be 100 percent. Then Warriors coach Mark Jackson said that he would miss more time. Later in the month, it was revealed that Bogut had microfracture surgery on his ankle in April. The doctors stood by their original six-month recovery prognosis. Ever since then, the Warriors went quiet about Bogut’s progress until today. Bogut insisted that he wouldn’t play until 100 percent and he might be feeling like that for Monday’s game against the Raptors.

The big Aussie fractured his ankle in January when he was still with Milwaukee. He was acquired by Golden State shortly thereafter in the Monta Ellis deal. His return is quite timely as the Warriors need some help on the frontline (they lost to Bogut’s former team, the Bucks, on Saturday). Golden State is not going to impose any limitations on Bogut and said that it’s all about how he feels.

Andrew Bogut is averaging 6.0 points and 3.8 boards in four games this year.

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Rey Moralde is a Southern California native who has a passion for basketball, old-school video games, sushi, and terrible pop music.

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