Bogut Talks Bucks, Warriors, Trade, Injuries

In an interview with Sam Amick of, Andrew Bogut discussed his old team, his new team, his injury history, and a number of other topics. Here are some highlights:

  • Bogut would've liked to have a backup center in Milwaukee, noting that the Bucks didn't have a true big man backing him up since Jamaal Magloire in 2005/06. He says it was "frustrating" to continue having power forwards backing him up at center.
  • Added Bogut on Milwaukee's personnel decisions: "I can definitely question the way things were ran there, too, but I'm not going to get into the nitty-gritty."
  • The big man called the decision for the Bucks to trade him "as mutual as it gets." According to Bogut, there were frustrations on both sides, and the time was right for him to move on.
  • Bogut was lukewarm in describing the medical treatment he received on his injuries in Milwaukee, hinting that perhaps he returned earlier than he should have from his elbow injury: "At the end of the day, it's a trainer's job on an NBA team and team doctors to get you back on the floor. That's how they're evaluated on their performance, so a lot of times you've got to be smart with your body and know your own body."
  • Bogut is hoping on-court success will make free agents less reluctant to sign with the Warriors going forward: "Obviously, it's not the city, it's not the weather; it's the franchise. We need to get the franchise back where it needs to be."

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