Warriors center Andrew Bogut is healthy, ready to go

Andrew Bogut walked around the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility in flip-flops Friday, smiling and cracking jokes with reporters he had not seen since May.

Back then, Bogut hobbled around with heavily taped ankles. He winced in pain every time he took a step, and he brushed off the constant questions about his health.

Now?

”I’m excited, man,” he said.

After splitting time this summer with family in Australia and Croatia, Bogut said he’s ”100 percent” healthy and feeling the best he has since fracturing his left ankle in January 2012. He also said he has not been limited in any workouts since July and expects ”to play a lot of minutes” this season - the final year of his five-year, $60 million contract.

”The most important thing is not having a trainer or coach tell you that there are restrictions on what you’re doing,” Bogut said. ”I can come in here and do what I want. I can come in here and run. I can condition. I can lift. I can shoot. I can play five-on-five and nobody can tell me I can only do one set or play 20 minutes. I have none of that right now and I’m not going to have any of that during the season.”

Reported by Antonio Gonzalez of the Associated Press