AS NBA fans wake up or go to sleep across the globe this morning/night there is a collective sympathetic prayer for Andrew Bogut. The recently signed 12 year veteran center was expected to be the last piece of the championship puzzle for the Cleveland Cavaliers, offering them injury insurance should one of their bigs go down. Instead their injury policy became an injury issue, with Bogut fracturing his left tibia under a minute into his Cavs career and effectively ending his season.
BOGUT had spent the season playing with the Mavericks so far before being traded to Philly on deadline day, just a week ago. After being bought out by the 76ers he was strongly linked to signing with the Cavs or Celtics to help give them an inside presence. Bogut has been a constant source of rebounds and block throughout his injury plagued career. He was pivotal for the Warriors in their title run in 2014-15 and clearly wanted another championship by signing with Cleveland.
It leaves Cleveland in a unique position moving forward. With only 5-6 weeks left in the season they still can potentially payout and waive Bogut and sign another player, but we all know once the playoffs roll around everyone’s rotation will be shorter. Either way you can’t help but feel sorry for Andrew Bogut as this could even spell the end of his career.
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