Golden State Warriors 2013-14 Player Grades: Andrew Bogut

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The Golden State Warriors’ season came to a disappointing end, complete with a first-round playoff exit and the firing of head coach Mark Jackson. But this 51-win team still had a tremendous season and took a more talented Los Angeles Clippers team to seven games without Andrew Bogut, the most important defensive player on the Dubs. With this team’s future in a delicate place with a new head coach, we’ll take a look back on the 2013-14 and evaluate how everyone performed. We’ve already taken a look at backup point guard Steve Blake, but today we’ll be dealing with Bogut’s impressive yet injury-prone season.

When healthy, Bogut is one of the best defensive centers in the league. He’s an underrated presence in the paint and though his numbers in the scoring column won’t blow anyone away, he’s an instrumental part of the Dubs’ offense by doing all the little things right. Bogut was sorely missed in the postseason and had he been healthy, there’s a chance the Clippers would have gone home early in the first round. The Warriors gave their favorite Aussie a three-year, $36 million contract extension last October, so they’re hoping that this year Bogut can be healthier and present when they’ll need him the most: playoff time.

Andrew Bogut

Oct 31, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA referee Ed Malloy (14) holds back Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) after a foul on Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (not pictured) in the second quarter of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Onepointforyou

    Can’t wait to have him for a whole season and see what Kerr can draw up for him in combo with the rest of the team!

    • fitzwilliam777

      Dream on if you think this dude is going to be healthy for an entire season. He has to be the softest center in the league. Serge Ibaka could give the aussie p u s s y a lesson on playing thru pain in the playoffs

      • Peter Samaras

        I reckon bogut could of and wanted to play but management told him to sit it out cause they wanted to fire Jackson and winning that first round would have made it look really bad

      • Tony

        Break a rib and see how it feels..

        • Onepointforyou

          A broken rib can easily puncture a lung and lead to death fitzwilly.

    • Michael Dunlap

      *if he stays healthy. I’d love to see what Bogut could do over a whole, healthy season. He’s one of the best rim defenders/shot blockers in the league.

  • Charlie Siebenthal

    Bogut seemed to like to play point guard. Too many times an offensive series started with Bogut standing at the head of the key. Yes he was effective there as a passer and yes his screens were effective. But far too often shots were taken while Bogut was far out of position to get a rebound and the result was too many one-shot and out possessions. Kerr has got to teach these guys proper rebounding position and to ruin, not walk down the court on transitions.

    As to playing on the playoffs. Having had a broken rib I can tell you that any kind of sudden upper body movement will lay you out the floor writhing in pain. You cannot even sit up in bed without help during the first week.