The Golden State Warriors waited patiently for Andrew Bogut to return to the floor, hoping that he would boost their team to the next level and the upper-tier of the NBA. However, in Bogut’s 16 appearances that he’s made this season, he hasn’t looked like the player that he was earlier in his career.
Bogut’s last season when he was healthy for the majority of it was in 2010-2011 for the Milwaukee Bucks. During that year he played 65 games and averaged 12.8 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game and shot 49.5 percent from the floor. When the Warriors received Bogut last season as part of the Monta Ellis trade, that’s the type of production they were hoping to get.
However, in his few appearances this season, Bogut hasn’t shown that same kind of promise. He’s averaged just 6.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game and has shot the ball at just 47.3 percent. He’s also averaged just 24.1 minutes per game. But even as he’s been getting more work, his offense has still been sub-par.
Over his last four games, Bogut has averaged just 3.3 points on terrible 31.3 percent shooting. The troubling part is that he’s been on the floor for 28.8 minutes. He’s added nine rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, but for a team that thrives off of offense like the Warriors do, they need Bogut to be a solid interior-scorer, which he hasn’t been.
The comforting thing for the Warriors is that Bogut is still recovering from injuries and obviously isn’t back to his old form. However, with the NBA Playoffs inching closer and closer, they need Bogut to start to get back in the swing of things offensively if they want to make things happen in the postseason. For their sake, hopefully it’ll come with time.