An Andrew Bogut injury update from the Golden State Warriors contains bad news. Bogut is now out indefinitely with back spasms, something that the Warriors don't need as the team tries to secure a good playoff spot in the Western Conference. According to a report from Saturday (Feb. 23), the situation forced the team into putting Bogut through an MRI on Friday (Feb. 22) as well. The results of that test have not come back yet.
The Warriors have played 55 games this season and Bogut has already missed 43 of them. This is not what the team was hoping for when Monta Ellis got traded for Bogut and he has become a pretty big disappointment. Fantasy basketball owners who invested picks in him have also been burned, especially with how many games he has spent on the bench. Despite all that, when he actually does get on the court, Bogut still looks pretty good.
So far this season, Bogut is averaging 22.5 minutes, 7.1 points, and 6.5 rebounds per game. Those are respectable numbers for a bench player, but not really for the starting center of a playoff contender. The team was obviously hoping for more from him and the reality is that he might now be done for the season. Back spasms like this can be pretty unpredictable, so fans might want to prepare to not see him again this season.
As for fantasy basketball owners with Andrew Bogut on their rosters, it may be time to finally release him back to the waiver wire. With league playoffs quickly approaching, he is taking up a valuable roster slot that could be filling by an active player at this point. The Golden State Warriors may try to get him back on the court before the end of the regular season, but time has just about run out for him to make an impact.
More NBA News: