Andrew Bogut Out for the Season with Left Leg Injury

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated

Cleveland Cavaliers’ center Andrew Bogut is out for the season after fracturing his left tibia in Monday’s 106-98 loss against the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers are expected to cut Bogut as a result of this injury, which he will require surgery for.

Over a span of the past nine months or so, Bogut went to the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors, lost to the Cavaliers after the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason, traded to the Philadelphia 76ers before the trade deadline of this season, bought out by the 76ers, released by the 76ers, and signed by the Cavaliers before playing one minute with the team in his debut and breaking his leg in that one minute. Now, he will likely be released once again.

Bogut, 32, has been in the NBA for 12 seasons and has played for 3 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 70 games and averaged 20.7 minutes per game, 5.4 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game, 1.6 blocks per game, and 0.5 steals per game. He shot 62.7% from the field, 100.0% from 3-point range, and 48.0% from the free throw line.

This season, Bogut played in 27 games and averaged 21.6 minutes per game, 2.9 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 0.9 blocks per game, and 0.5 steals per game. He shot 46.9% from the field, 0.0% from 3-point range, and 27.3% from the free throw line.

Over his 12-year NBA career, Bogut has played in 671 games and averaged 29.1 minutes per game, 10.0 points per game, 8.9 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game, 1.6 blocks per game, and 0.6 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 53.4% from the field, 12.0% from 3-point range, and 55.6% from the free throw line.

 

-Asher Fair

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