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Andrew Bogut claims he will be more effective in the post this season. Andrew Bogut is healthy. For now. The Golden State Warriors have a group of players who will be important to the success of the team next season that are all injury prone. You have Stephen Curry’s ankles, David Lee’s knee, and Andrew Bogut’s ankle. These three players are vital to the Warriors success, but after Curry, Bogut’s health may be the most important for this team. Although he only averaged 8.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per 36, the Warriors need Bogut. He is their defense’s backbone. It is Bogut’s responsibility to contest anything that gets into the lane, and he does so effectively, averaging 2.5 blocks per 36 a season ago. This isn’t to say David Lee is dispensible, but being able to throw Marreese Speights into his role or even putting Harrison Barnes into the starting lineup as the power forward to stretch the floor gives head coach Mark Jackson a lot more flexibility when it comes to replacing Lee compared to having to replace Bogut. That being said, the Warriors are ecstatic to hear that Andrew Bogut is 100% healthy. quoted Bogut as saying, ”Last season, I put the ball in the post and it was lumber, lumber, lumber, bounce, bounce, bounce, shoot, because I got to be honest, I couldn’t make quick moves on my ankle or it’d give out or I’d fall over. So I tried not to do too much. Now I’m back to a point where I can make quick moves and go off the dribble.” Having Bogut able to be an offensive threat could only improve an already stellar offensive attack, giving Curry another big man to dump it down low to who has the ability to kick it back out to a plethora of three-point shooters. With that being said, do not count on Bogut’s health to last. The big man has only played in 70 or more games twice in his career, with the most recent season being the 2007-08 campaign with the Milwaukee Bucks. If the Warriors can keep Bogut healthy for the entirety of the season, it is not a stretch to say that they should be able to improve on their 47-35 record from a season ago.

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