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What would the addition of Andrew Bogut imply for the Warriors?
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Steve Aschburner: Bogut is a strong defender and nice screen-setter, at all times welcome in Golden State’s model of offense. He is also a cerebral participant and deft passer they’ll welcome again into the assault. And albeit, given the hiccups the Warriors have had currently, he’ll be a pleasant touchstone mentally, and pleasant face within the locker room, to their first championship workforce in 2015 and the 73-9 romp that adopted. Bear in mind, he suffered a knee harm in Sport 5 of the 2016 Finals; the Warriors had been 15-7 within the playoffs video games through which he performed that spring, a haunting Zero-2 as soon as he went out.
Shaun Powell: The addition would deliver … nearly nothing. No offense to the large fella, however many of the minutes are taken within the rotation, until DeMarcus Cousins suffers an harm. Additionally, we’re undecided how a lot Bogut has left on the NBA degree — being a power in Australia is not the identical. All advised, he is good to have round and if nothing else will function a voice, with an accent, within the locker room.
John Schuhmann: He is another choice at heart, and we should not be shocked if he will get significant minutes within the postseason. He ought to be extra cellular than DeMarcus Cousins, who’s had apparent points defending in house and will probably be focused by the offense of each Warriors opponent within the playoffs. Cousins is, by far, the higher offensive participant. However when you’ve got Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant on the ground, the higher defender will typically be the higher match. Since Cousins’ first sport, the Warriors have been outscored by Zero.9 factors per 100 possessions in 152 minutes with all 5 stars on the ground, however are a plus-16.Zero per 100 in 105 minutes with the opposite 4 guys on the ground with out Cousins. Down the stretch of shut video games, the fifth man on the ground will most certainly be Andre Iguodala (with Draymond Inexperienced at heart) as a substitute of both Cousins or Bogut.
Sekou Smith: Andrew Bogut rejoining the Warriors hints at a throwback transfer for the Warriors in some respects, given his historical past with the championship Warriors pre-Kevin Durant. It additionally makes me surprise what it says about their huge man depth — and maybe extra importantly, what they suppose they will get out of Cousins this season — and whether or not or not there are inside considerations. They’ve received titles with out relying closely on their bigs, although Bogut, Festus Ezeli, JaVale McGee and Zaza Pachulia have all performed vital roles at that spot in current seasons. If Bogut appears to be like pretty much as good as some have steered after his MVP and Defensive Participant of the Yr season within the Australian Basketball League, the Warriors may very well be including the perfect insurance coverage coverage for his or her three-peat marketing campaign. However I will wait till I see Bogut again in that Warriors uniform earlier than making any lasting judgements.
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