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Warriors at Hawks GameThread: Golden State's Andrew Bogut will return, Anderson Varejao not available in Atlanta

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The Warriors will face the Hawks tonight without the help of newly-acquired Anderson Varejao.

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After taking a game off for a strained Achilles tendon, center Andrew Bogut will return to action against the Atlanta Hawks tonight to give the Golden State Warriors a rotation rim protector while Festus Ezeli remains out.

Bogut tested out his Achilles in warm-ups and determined he was ok to play tonight while fellow froncourt mates Ezeli and James Michael McAdoo remain out.

While Bogut returning is certainly good news, the Warriors will remain relatively thin in the frontcourt until newly-signed Anderson Varejao is actually able play — Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group and Rusty Simmons of the S.F. Chronicle reported earlier today that Varejao will not be available tonight.

With Bogut just returning from an Achilles injury and the team thin in the post, it would certainly be nice if the Warriors could integrate Varejao as soon as possible so they don't wear out their oft-injured center any more than they have to before the playoffs.

For more on the Varejao signing, check out our storystream.