Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Until December, Andrew Bogut will only be able to play 20 minutes per game.credit: sbnation.com After acquiring Andrew Bogut from Milwaukee last season in exchange for Monta Ellis, the Warriors have been hoping that he can be the centerpiece big man they have been lacking. With a lot of offensive minded players on the team, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and David Lee, the team badly needs a post player who can control the paint on both ends of the floor against the best bigs in the league. He is capable of doing so, but he needs to be healthy. And he probably needs to play more than 20 minutes per game. Andrew Bogut has had plenty of injury issues, with his surgically repaired ankle being the latest problem. He’s on the floor, but his doctors and the Warriors are being very cautious with the former number one overall pick. A “20 Minute Rule” is in effect to begin the season, in which Andrew Bogut will not be able to play more than 20 minutes per game. And he’s not thrilled about it. Via Real GM: “I’m being pushed and pulled from all angles,” Bogut said on Friday. “My agent, the doctors and trainers here, they want me playing (at full health) in February and March and April because if I try to do something stupid now, I could have a setback. I understand both sides of it. “But I’m a rhythm player, so I find it hard to play in four or five minute bursts because I’m not used to doing that. I’ve got to figure it out. I don’t have time to mope. I have to figure it out, how to affect the game as much as I can in the four or five minute bursts that I’m out there for the next month.” You can certainly understand his frustrations. The Warriors are a team that can make some noise if they are healthy, and Bogut is a huge part of their plan. The team’s other centerpiece, Steph Curry, has also had his fair share of injury concerns. It’s tough to believe that this team can make it through a full season in relatively strong health. They also just lost swingman Brandon Rush to a torn ACL, so they can not afford more injuries. As a basketball fan, I can only hope that Andrew Bogut and the rest of the Warriors stay in good health. They can be a fun team to watch, but they’ll need more than 20 minutes per game out of Bogut to make a run at a playoff spot. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Andrew Bogut Is Frustrated By “20 Minute Rule” appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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