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Mr.SmackYoMama
08-17-2012, 08:13 PM
I'm not super familiar with his game but if completely healthy what are the expectations? What is Bogut's ceiling?

Swashcuff
08-17-2012, 08:15 PM
He was when he was healthy last I can't see why he can't be again. Maybe top 3 is a bit of a stretch with the strides that Andrew Bynum and Demarcus Cousins have made and are expected to continue making but top 5 is certainly doable. His D was 2nd to that of Howard IMO not very long ago at the C position he's a very very good passer at the C and a solid offensive player. I'd take a healthy Bogut as a top 5 C in today's NBA.

If he's back to 100% health or anywhere near and playing like he's capable of the Warriors are going to be CRAZY good.

Aust
08-17-2012, 08:16 PM
I'm not familiar with his game as well, but I remember he was super beasting it a few seasons ago during that "Fear the deer" craze. It was before he got that gruesome injury iirc

netsgiantsyanks
08-17-2012, 08:22 PM
yeah, i don't see why not.

Gators123
08-17-2012, 08:27 PM
Not top 3. Maybe #5 if he stays healthy.

StarvingKnick22
08-17-2012, 08:30 PM
He already is.

Kyben36
08-17-2012, 08:41 PM
I think so, he is a very good overall player, hopefully he can stay healthy in GS.

Mr.SmackYoMama
08-17-2012, 08:43 PM
Sweet thanx for some insight fellas. I'm pretty excited to see him in a GSW uni n ballin out......Hope he can stay healthy n get back to old form.

flatbush knicks
08-17-2012, 08:48 PM
why not he has been in the past

greg_ory_2005
08-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Definitely.

Mave1002
08-17-2012, 09:43 PM
I'm not super familiar with his game but if completely healthy what are the expectations? What is Bogut's ceiling?

Top 3 defensively

D12
Bogut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Su5-UkMrCA
Chandler

ohreally
08-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Very good defender/shot blocker, and probably the most well-rounded game of any center in the league. Fully healthy? I don't think there's any question but that he is at least in discussion for #2. I'm not so sure we can expect him to be fully healthy though. Not even sure he can make it through a season at any level of healthy. But if he is, and Curry is too, the Warriors should be able to hang with anybody.

If Hakeem is anywhere close to being right on McGee, Denver and the Warriors could really upset the rankings in the West.

Gritz
08-17-2012, 10:16 PM
He's a top 30 center no doubt

shep33
08-17-2012, 10:19 PM
He is not very good offensively. Defensively however, the guy can beast.

Still have a hard time putting him ahead of Marc Gasol

Jays Claw
08-17-2012, 10:24 PM
A healthy Bogut is arguably the #1 center in the NBA. Just look at his stats from the '09-10 season before he got injured. He was a lock for 20+ points, 10+ rebounds, and at least 2 blocks a game.

mrblisterdundee
08-17-2012, 10:41 PM
Yes; that's why Golden State took a gamble on him. He's kind of like Yao Ming: A whole lot of talent and a whole lot of injuries. He is 27, however, so his ceiling is basically whatever he can put together in the next season or two.

JasonJohnHorn
08-18-2012, 01:01 AM
Of course. If he's healthy he's one of the best centers in the league. Top five for sure. I think Warriors fans will be pleasantly surprised at how well this roster does.

PocketKings
08-18-2012, 01:03 AM
Absolutely he can be. One of the best defensive centers in the league when healthy.

Problem is, I have my doubts about his injuries. Have they been fluke/freak injuries? Yes. But if he can stay healthy, he could be an absolute force for them.

Losoway
08-18-2012, 01:22 AM
bogut hasnt been healthy since high school

Monta is beast
08-18-2012, 01:50 AM
I would say he would be a top five Center.

1) Howard
2) Bynum
3) M. Gasol
4) Bogut

Gritz
08-18-2012, 02:05 AM
bogut hasnt been healthy since high school

Nah, he always got sick and missed days

MickeyMgl
08-18-2012, 02:24 AM
I'm not super familiar with his game but if completely healthy what are the expectations? What is Bogut's ceiling?

Well, when he was completely healthy, he WAS a top 3-5 center, so I'd say if he was now he could still be. He's young enough.

BudGrant
08-18-2012, 02:55 AM
The short answer is no. A few reasons would be his post game is terrible, he is highly injury prone, and any other big guy can snag as many boards as him. Hell, Drew Gooden was more efficient for the Bucks...

KNICKS R BACK
08-18-2012, 03:05 AM
HELL YES! if hes healthy hes 3 or 4...anybody that says otherwise is ignorant to reality

KNICKS R BACK
08-18-2012, 03:11 AM
I would say he would be a top five Center.

1) Howard
2) Bynum
3) M. Gasol
4) Bogut

agreed on that order...if bogut could stay healthy he could challenge gasol for that #3 spot though

Fnom11
08-18-2012, 04:37 AM
He was better than Dwight and Bynum offensively 2 years ago than both of those players now, so yeah probably.