Not even two weeks into the preseason, and of course this happens:
Andrew Bogut got the ball on the left low block, with Pau Gasol on his back. He took a couple dribbles towards the middle then spun back to his left, dropping in the left hand hook. This was at the 9:26 mark of the first quarter.
Running back down court, Bogut began to grimace and hold his lower back. Moments later, he was taken out of the game. He limped straight to the locker room. Not exactly a sight Warriors fans wanted to see.
Bogut was done for the night, knocked out of the second and final preseason game with lower back spasms.
Mark Jackson later said he’s not concerned about the injury, but it’s near impossible to hear this news and not have an “oh, here we go again” attitude about it. Great timing, too, with contract extension talks underway.