Huge Bogut fan. Heard the Warriors are too.How exactly can anyone be a fan of a guy that's played exactly 16 games in the last two seasons.
Or a guy that's played almost half of his team's games over the last FIVE seasons?
This is a ridiculous question. I'm a fan of well-cooked cheeseburgers that have a high enough fat content and are cooked slowly enough so that they remain tender without necessitating exposing yourself to food poisoning and questionable sanitation habits involved in a rare-medium burger. I'm a fan of watching the Naked Gun for the millionth time with good friends and better beer even though I know every single line by heart. You can be a fan of corny movies and burgers so bad for you they give you diabetes before dessert of you like having them in your life.
The question you should've asked is 'why would you believe in a guy like Bogut, or be satisfied if your team invested in him?'
And you know the answers to that. His injuries have been frequent, but mostly unrelated. His chronic ailment is bad luck.
His positives are intelligence, heart, and the track record to show he can be an elite rebounder, elite defender, elite passer (for the center position) and adaquate offense player in those rare instances when he's been healthy.
He's also a tough and determined leader. The kind of guy you want on your team.
At the center position he's as close to Greg Oden as you get. Living a reputation based on something he did for a very short time years ago yet is more fragile than glass and has missed the majority of his team;s games over the last FIVE seasons.
No. He did it longer and better than Oden, and his injury history is very different in terms of causality.
I don't care how young he is. He's a bad invest if you are giving up a top 5 player at his position in this league, regardless of age. Bogut is Greg Oden. He's Bill Walton for years after being hurt in Portland. He's Pervis Ellison. He's Danny Manning. He's a HUGELY bad investment.
You may be right in terms of results. He's a 'wait and see' player. Wait, and, we'll see. Either he'll shake his bad luck, or he won't. You obviously believe he won't. I think he could, and has a pretty justifiable upside if he does. If in 2 years he still can't get healthy, I'll owe you a beer.