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Warriors extend center Andrew Bogut's contract

  • Andrew Bogut of the Golden State Warriors, center, shoots over Chris Kaman of the LA Lakers during their NBA Global Game at the Wukesong Stadium in Beijing Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The Warriors defeated Lakers 100-95. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Bogut missed 50 of 82 games last season, mostly because of soreness in his surgically repaired ankle. He also battled back and knee injuries while averaging a career-low 5.8 points to go with 7.7 rebounds, but he was at his best in the playoffs, making a difference on defense to help the Warriors get to the second round.

Bogut took anti-inflammatory injections just to stay on the court, and he showed up big in the biggest moments despite his limitations. He had 21 rebounds, 14 points, four blocks and three assists in the Game 6 clincher against Denver in the first round, fighting through pain until the eventual Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs sent the Warriors home in six games in the second round.

Bogut also missed the end of the 2009-10 season with Milwaukee when he dislocated his right elbow, sprained his right wrist and broke his right hand in a hard fall to the floor. He also missed significant time with an injured lower back in the 2008-09 season.


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