The Golden State Warriors were able to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai yesterday, 115-89. However, the Warriors still ended up losing, when center Andrew Bogut left the game in the first quarter.
The injury was cited as lower back spasms, which was reported by a media source. According to ESPN,
Bogut has had back issues in the past and played only 32 games last season after ankle surgery.
In his second season with Golden State after a trade from the Bucks, Bogut is set to become a free agent in July. He has said talks are underway with the Warriors and has even said he would be willing to include a clause in his contract regarding games played.
It is unknown at this time how long Bogut will be out for, but with the season not officially underway, it is expected that he will get time to rest.
Bogut was the first pick in the 2005 draft and has averaged 12.2 points and 9.2 rebounds for his career, but his numbers have gone down in each of the past three seasons.
Hopefully for the team’s sake, Bogut can get this problem out of the way before the start of the season.The Warriors could really use his help, as they are finally starting to establish themselves as a title contender.