Bogut Hopes For Full Medical Clearance

Free agent center Andrew Bogut will have a final bone scan today on his left tibia and hopes to be cleared for a full return to basketball, tweets Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe.

Four teams have expressed interest in Bogut once he receives medical clearance and he hopes to sign next week, Himmelsbach adds.

NBA fans haven’t seen Bogut since his ill-fated one-game stint with the Cavaliers on March 6. After being traded from Dallas to Philadelphia and agreeing to a buyout with the Sixers, Bogut came to Cleveland in hopes of earning another ring. However, he suffered a tibia fracture in his first minute of action and was later waived.

Bogut didn’t require surgery and has spent the offseason going through rehab on the leg. He said in June that he expects the bone to heal stronger than it was before, so there should be no long-term effects from the injury.

The 32-year-old was slowed by medical problems throughout last season and managed just 26 games in Dallas before being dealt, averaging 3.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per night.

Bogut was among several free agents the Celtics contacted last month, and he could fill a need for a strong defensive and rebounding presence. Boston still has an opening for camp and just 14 players with guaranteed money, so there may be an opportunity for Bogut.

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