June 15, 2016, 8:42 am
While Andrew Bogut will not require surgery on his left knee, his projected recovery time will take him out for the rest of Finals.
Bogut’s recovery period will prevent him from returning to the court during the Finals. He is dealing with multiple bone bruises, and now has a projected timetable of 6-to-8 weeks.
Andrew Bogut Update: pic.twitter.com/ObjcC9zsNM
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 15, 2016
While Steve Kerr was quick to point out how integral Bogut is to the Warriors’ starting five, they are a team built to play small, so expect to see even more of the Death Lineup tomorrow night. It remains to be seen who will start in Bogut’s absence, but look for Festus Ezeli to see some extended run.
Steve Kerr on Andrew Bogut's injury that will keep him out of the remainder of the NBA Finals: "It's bad news for our team."
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) June 15, 2016