At 26-16, the Golden State Warriors have been among the league's breakout teams this season. While it's not necessarily conclusive to evaluate lineups on paper, it's interesting to think about how center Andrew Bogut figures to fit into the mix next to Stephen Curry and All-Star David Lee. The 28-year-old former number one pick didn't offer a timetable on his return but spoke with reporters tonight about his rehab, how he fits with the Warriors, and offered some thoughts on the Bucks. Here are a few highlights from his interview (credit goes to Rusty Simmons of SFGate.com).
- Although his road to recovery has had its share of setbacks and has taken longer than expected, Bogut has no choice but to go through this process in order to come back strong. He also admits that the Warriors' success this season "definitely helps my sanity."
- Bogut is confident about how he fits with the team and says that the pressure he faced in Milwaukee to be a scorer isn't there in Golden State. He mentions his passing, defense, and rebounding abilities as ways that he can help this team with multiple scorers in place.
- With regard to Scott Skiles, he appeared surprised when told that his former coach had been fired in Milwaukee and gave him one hundred percent credit for teaching him how to make an impact defensively.
- Reflecting on his time with the Bucks, Bogut felt nostalgic upon returning to Milwaukee as he traveled with the team for tonight's game. Thought admitting that he wasn't necessarily itching be traded, he knew that the team was looking to find a way to move Stephen Jackson at the time.