Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who is returning after sustaining a season-ending ankle injury in 2011-12, left open the possibility on Sunday that he might not play in some of the Warriors’ preseason games come October.
But Bogut insisted that his rehabilitation is on track and that he expects to be 100 percent by the time the Warriors play their 2012-13 regular-season opener on Oct. 31 against the Suns in Phoenix.
“That’s my goal,” Bogut said when asked if he thought he’d be fully back by the Phoenix game. “I definitely want to be ready for training camp, and I think it will be close. But I think I’ll definitely be ready for the first game. So the immediate goal with all of this is to be ready for the first game, whether that means only playing in only half the preseason games or whatever or just being smart.
“It’s about being smart with my ankle. There’s no point in trying to get ready for October 1st, when another week might significantly help. I’m trying to get ready for camp, but my main goal is to be 110 percent for the first game of the season.”