According to Bucksketball, Andrew Bogut is out for the year with a broken hand and a dislocated elbow (warning: Shaun Livingston type video). I am sure his elbow has been relocated back to where it should be but he will be in no condition to play this season.
Obviously, you can not ever wish harm on any other player; primarily because it’s sadistic but also because it cheapens any potential gain that may come at the expense of that injury. Season ending injuries like this one spark an endless tangent of “what ifs” that can never be proven definitively- but that doesn’t stop fans from revising history (seriously, Laker fans are still crying about Andrew Bynum in 2008).
All told, what does this injury to Bogut do for the Celtics and our collective worries about ending up with the fourth seed in the playoffs?
It pretty much assuages them, right? I would say so. The Bucks are an exciting team and have been playing very well to close this season, but without Andrew Bogut, the Celtics have to feel a lot better about any playoff seed.
Bogut was a thorn in the Celtics’ side every time these teams faced off. In two games, Bogut averaged 25 points and 15.5 rebounds. That is domination. That will not easily be replaced.
So how do you all feel? With Bogut out, would you rather face the Bucks in the first round or do they still have enough to make a run at the C’s?