TAG: Andrew Bogut

Latest News / Oct 13, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Warriors Center Andrew Bogut Is Now Shooting Free Throws Left-Handed

Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut used to simply be a poor free throw shooter. Before a gruesome right elbow injury late in the 2010 season that’s left him unable to fully extend his shooting arm, the Aussie center shot a meager but hardly horrible 60.1 percent from the line. In the four seasons since, Bogut has quietly devolved into one of basketball’s most ineffective players from the charity stripe. He’s connected on only 44.2 percent of his free throw attempts since 2010-2011, and his struggles reached a nadir last season with the Golden State Warriors when Bogut made a hideous 34.4 percent of his tries. Finally fed up with his wholesale labors from the line, Bogut is trying to fix them in 2014-2015. How? By shooting free throws left-handed, of course. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 26, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Steve Kerr Stresses Ball Movement As Key To Oft-Stagnant Warriors Offense

Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr has already said he plans on lessening the offensive load of Stephen Curry this season. Speaking with reporters yesterday, the Golden State Warriors coach laid out broad strokes of his offensive system that will help do exactly that. Read More »

Smack / Sep 25, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Andrew Bogut Says Dante Exum Critics “Need To Pull Their Heads Out”

Andrew Bogut

Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum was barely a blip on the radar for Australia at the FIBA World Cup. The fifth pick of the 2014 draft averaged just 2.7 points and 12 minutes per game while shooting 33 percent from the field in Spain, paltry numbers that were even inflated due to Australia resting its starters for a game that Exum scored 12 points and played 31 minutes. Some league followers took Exum’s basic FIBA no-show as further confirmation that he simply isn’t ready for NBA competition in 2014-2015. For those detractors, fellow countryman and Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has some pointed advice. Read More »

NBA / Sep 20, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Warriors’ Oft-Damaged Andrew Bogut Says Avoiding Injury Is “To Be A Puss”

Andrew Bogut

In Andrew Bogut‘s last season in Milwaukee (2012-13), he only appeared in 12 games. In his first season in Golden State, he played in 32 games after offseason microfracture surgery. Last season, he totaled only 67 games with a shoulder injury and was kept him out of Golden State’s final regular-season games and their seven-game first-round series against the Clippers with a fractured rib. The Aussie center recently told Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle his body “feels great” before offering a unique perspective on staying healthy. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:00 am

Why Andrew Bogut Will Miss The Playoffs & Why It’s A Huge Loss For The Warriors

Andrew Bogut

The Golden State Warriors have locked up the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, and will face the hated Clippers in the first round. This makes for some exciting basketball, but Mark Jackson‘s ecclesiastical Dubs will be without their defensive stalwart in the middle after an MRI revealed that Andrew Bogut has cracked one of his ribs. This is more serious than it sounds. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 1:03 am

Watch Tony Wroten’s Sole Fall Right Off His Sneaker

Tony Wroten, Evan Turner

What the hell is going on with people’s sneakers? Are certain guys just creating so much torque with their cuts around the court, their kicks can’t keep up? This can’t be the case — old school guys used to play in Converse flimsier than house slippers. Yet Philly guard Tony Wroten is the third guy to have his footwear fall apart this season, as the Sixers got beat by the visiting Pacers Friday night. He lost his sole, but that’s not some Faustian metaphor; he literally lost his sole…the sole of his sneaker. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Feb 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Mark Jackson Upset His Andrew Bogut Comments Were “Twisted”

Mark Jackson, Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut has been out with an injury for the last three Dubs games, but coach Mark Jackson couldn’t figure out when he got injured. Jackson made a — to him — innocuous comment about Bogut possibly hurting himself while he was sleeping before the third game last night. The sleeping assertion was relayed to Bogut by reporters (because of course it was), and he claimed it was “absolutely ridiculous.” Read More »

NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 10 Best Passing Centers In The NBA

Joakim Noah

The center position is becoming a role that emphasizes versatility. The art of passing is a beautiful concept in the sport, but when executed appropriately by centers, it is a strength that should not be overlooked. Superstars like Bill Walton and Chris Webber–even though he normally manned the four-spot–exemplified the effective passing center, and their offenses instantly became more dangerous because of this ability. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Josh McRoberts’ Earth-Bound Dunk On Andrew Bogut

Josh McRoberts, Jordan Crawford

Most would find the inclusion of Josh McRoberts in this year’s Dunk Contest to be annoying. The 6-10 Bobcats forward isn’t known as a high-flyer and he’s more effective as a lefty stretch power forward — like a contemporary Caucasian Sam Perkins. But the hairdo straight from a shakedown street stroll at a Phish show, actually scored over a 30-inch vertical in the 2008 pre-draft combine. So why does it seem like his dunk over Andrew Bogut Tuesday night barely inched off the ground? Read More »