The Golden State Warriors have decided to shut down Andrew Bogut for the next 7-to-10 days in order to allow the oft-injured center time to strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle.
Bogut has been slow to recover from a fractured ankle he suffered back in January, when the former No. 1 overall draft pick was then still a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Though he's appeared in four of the Warriors' five games so far this season, the native Australian has seen an average of just over 18 minutes per outing.
The 27-year-old was acquired from the Bucks last March in a blockbuster deal that sent high-scoring guard Monta Ellis to Milwaukee, but did not play for the Warriors due to the injury until finally returning for the 2012-13 season opener.