Andrew Bogut has had a myriad of injuries, though no fault of his own, throughout his professional career and both the Bucks and the Warriors have taken necessary steps to have him revert to full strength. Before the season began, several experts predicted him as our best player and if he couldn't play, then the Warriors would struggle to make it to the playoffs.
Well the Warriors, in position to be a top seed, have proven they can still compete hard without him but what should we expect out of a healthy Bogut once he returns to the starting lineup?
Some statistics us Golden State fans should expect from Bogut from current and former Warriors:
1) The defensive prowess of an energized Festus Ezeli
(Bogut was once regarded as the best low post, defensive center in the league, before Dwight Howard)
2) The shot blocking of Ekpe Udoh
(Last 3 healthy years with the Bucks, Bogut averaged about 2 blocks per game)
3) The low post scoring of Carl Landry
(Bogut's career average is 12.6 ppg, mostly in the low block)
4) The rebounding of Andris Biedrins
(Bogut is averaging 9 Rebs per game career-wise)
5) The passing and jump shooting of David Lee
(Bogut has a jump shot; Steinmetz, Kawakami, Barnett and Fitzgerald all say he is a very good passing big man)
Is that so much to ask for?
What do you expect a healthy Andrew Bogut to contribute most to this team?
Big body, lane clogging defense (Ezeli) (107 votes)
Shot-altering, shot-blocking defense (Udoh) (104 votes)
Low post scoring (C. Landry & D. Lee) (11 votes)
Double-digit rebounding (Biedrins) (16 votes)
Spreading the floor & ball movement (Lee) (24 votes)
Nothing, we don't need him (8 votes)
270 total votes