Andrew Bogut May Return Monday

Golden State Warriors' center Andrew Bogut has played in only four games this year due to a broken left ankle. He may have been able to play more, but it has been decision to stay off the court. Today may the day that Bogut returns. His status depends on how he feels in pregame warm-ups, according to Marcus Thompson of Mercury News.
Warriors starting center Andrew Bogut is aiming at coming back Monday night in Toronto. It will all depend on how he feels after pregame warmups. But multiple sources said Bogut is planning to give it ago. 
At Monday's shootaround at the Air Canada Centre, Bogut was wearing his practice jersey on the blue side -- reserved for the starters. Plus there was a buzz about the center's probable return.
Since not playing was Bogut's call, his return is also his call. One source said the Warriors don't need to see how he looks because the barometer is how he feels and what he can do on the court. So even though he hasn't participated in a full practice, he is still cleared to jump into a game when he feels ready.
Andrew Bogut was acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks last March in a deal that sent Monta Ellis to the Bucks. Bogut is averaging 12.6 points on 52% shooting and 9.3 rebounds throughout his seven years in the NBA. His return will undoubtedly make an impact on the Warriors, who already have a All-Star in their frontcourt in David Lee.

Expect Bogut to be limited in his first few games just as he had seen when he played earlier (only 18 minutes a game). After he gets back into the flow, his presence will be a much needed force in the paint for a Warriors team that allows 52.2 rebounds per game (23rd in the league) and is scoring just 37.3 points in the paint a game (26th in the league). David Lee may be playing excellently, but adding Bogut to that frontcourt could do wonders for that team.

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