OAKLAND, Calif. – At the beginning of training camp, Andrew Bogut set a goal to play all 82 regular-season games and regain his place among the NBA's best centers.
He's on pace to come awfully close.
With his health no longer holding him back, Bogut has been a force in the middle for the Golden State Warriors (29-19) entering Tuesday night's home game against the Charlotte Bobcats. He ranks near the top of the league in blocks, rebounds and defensive ratings, and he has begun to silence the chatter that he's a player who is always hurt.
The 7-footer from Australia has played in 47 of 48 games — with his lone absence stemming from a suspension handed down by the NBA for his role in a scrum against Portland.