Andrew Bogut Fractures Tibia, Out For Season

MARCH 8: Bogut’s tibia has been set and he is undergoing non-surgical treatment on the injury, the Cavaliers announced today in a press release. As expected, the veteran center will be sidelined for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs, though he’s expected to complete his recovery in advance of training camp.

MARCH 6: Andrew Bogut suffered a fractured left tibia during the second quarter of Cleveland’s match-up with Miami. Per the team’s official website, Bogut was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for further imaging and evaluation (link). As Bobby Marks of The Vertical points out, while the Cavs could release Bogut to create an extra roster spot, they’ll still be on the hook for his salary.

The injury is a terrible stroke of luck for Bogut, who was making his team debut. With the addition of Bogut and Deron Williams, the Cavs had recruited highly sought-after veteran presence as they prepared to enter the postseason. While Bogut had weighed signing with the Rockets or Celtics, the Australian big man felt he had the best chance at a title in Cleveland.

If the Cavs opt to part ways with Bogut, there are a number of big men they could pursue in free agency. Jared Sullinger, Luis Scola, Omri Casspi, and Mike Scott are all playoff eligible. Additionally, the team’s interest in Larry Sanders could heat up, as David Aldridge of TNT speculates (Twitter link). Sanders is playoff eligible, as he hasn’t been waived this season.

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33 thoughts on “Andrew Bogut Fractures Tibia, Out For Season

  1. justinkm19

    I said it before to Cavs fans. Don’t expect much from him. His career is close to being over.

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    • gopackgo

      say no to sanders

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    • GoldenJabs

      Yup, sure you did… bold statement considering most players don’t excel until age 32….
      Wait didn’t you say he was going to fracture his left tibia too… Thanks Einstein

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      • justinkm19

        My comment had nothing to do with this injury. It did relate to the amount of injuries he’s had in his career. He’s slow and isn’t even good defensively anymore.

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  2. Compton

    Poetic Justice

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    • Pihc123

      Wait. Free agents aren’t free to choose where they want to play?

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    • Z-A

      He was dumped by the Warriors… sent to a crappy Dallas team… shipped to the Sixers of all places… and b/c he didn’t chose… I assume the Celtics? It’s “Poetic Justice”?

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      • Supercollider

        He wanted a cheap ring.

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        • A cheap ring is better than no ring.

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          • Conman

            He has a ring

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            • And is it wrong to want more?

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        • halos101

          you wouldn’t want one?

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  3. madmanTX

    That’s a shame. Welcome to the Cavs…and he’s done.

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    • My heart bleeds for the poor misfortune of the cavaliers franchise. So, so, so, so, so sad! it’s as if luck is laughing in their face, they have such a terrible uphill battle.
      There ought to be some charitable gift for teams that meet such misfortune. Maybe the NBA can send them a highly trained special cheerleader?

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  4. PeeWeeHerron618

    Hang it up Bogut, you’re done with.

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  5. ChiSoxCity

    If Three All-Stars, including the “best player in the world” isn’t enough to win a championship, Cleveland doesn’t deserve to win. LeBron is such a fraud.

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    • GoldenJabs

      Hey ChiSoxCity, I hate LeBron and the whole Cav’s team, but seriously how can you say LeBron is a fraud? You obviously don’t know a thing about NBA basketball with a boneheaded statement like that.

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    • Pihc123

      A fraud? See you in … will Chicago even get in the playoffs? Come on man. We Cavs fans know it can be a bitter pill to swallow knowing the best player in the planet resides in Cleveland. But a Fraud?

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    • halos101

      they just won a ring last year…

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    • ken62

      If James is a fraud, does that mean all below his talent level are slackers and punks? What a dumb thing to say

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  6. Pihc123

    Sanders has the most potential but also has the most baggage. Scola has the most positive experience but is old and slow at this point. Omari might be a good pick up next season as a Jefferson replacement but isn’t needed. I think Scott has the most immediate help for the 14th player off the bench as Bogut was going to be. Not. Big deal in the long run. Too bad they let Quinn walk.

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  7. Didn’t the deadline to sign buyout candidates (and for them to be playoff eligible) or free agents pass? I thought once a certain date passed, players signed afterwards weren’t playoff eligible anymore.

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    • Grant W

      Nah the deadline is for being released. A player has to negotiate his buyout in time for his eligibility. He can sign whenever to whoever

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  8. Z-A

    Sanders is the only real defensive option listed here.

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  9. Formerlyz

    As a heat fan, I was watching this game. Just really unfortunate for him. Bogut was always good on the floor, but he could never consistently stay healthy. Definitely going to hurt that defense even more so. They need to find something there. This also means the Warriors luckily made a good choice, b/c I assume they passed on him for this specific reason. Both teams still need a big

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  10. BayAreaSportsFan

    That’s what you get for joining the bad guys. Sho7ld of come back to the light side and rejo8ned the Warriors, or really anyone but the sith in cleveland.

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    • CobiEven

      I agree with this %100. He jinked himself.

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    • Conman

      He wasn’t allowed to sign with warriors. Trade restriction.

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      • Roberto Lopez

        He was allowed to go back to the warriors since the warriors weren’t the last team to trade him it was Dallas . If Dallas would’ve waived him he couldn’t of signed with the warriors but since Dallas traded him to the sixers he was eligible to sign with the warriors

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    • eyeballtwo

      Cavs = the bad guys??

      A lot of people are looking at Durant’s injury as poetic justice as well. At least with this injury, he can work on his bench press, and maybe get to 185lbs now. I don’t ever remember Durant trying to be billy badazz in OKC, then he joins a team that won 73 regular season games, and he’s Maurice Lucas all of a sudden?

      Justice is Green acting like a tool last year and then getting suspended for game 5 – IN Golden State.

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      • I agree about the Green part. But don’t tell that to Warriors fans. Some of them still think it was rigged and purposely done so the Cavs could make a comeback (completely ignoring the fact that Cleveland still would’ve had to win two more games after Game 5). Those same people probably also think all of Green’s leg flails are completely natural and unintentional.

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  11. MiggyCabby24

    Can’t believe Dallas was expecting teams to give up draft picks, for injury prone players on the wrong side of 30. Unfortunate what happened to Bogut, but he’s always hurt.

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  12. Connorsoxfan

    Thought this would be a cesspool.

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