Hopefully he can bring some stability back to the Bucks
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles says center Andrew Bogut will return to the court for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bulls.
Skiles says Bogut's left leg began feeling better late last week, and Skiles plans to ease him back into the rotation. Bogut was kicked in the leg during a Nov. 18 game against New Jersey and originally was expected to miss two to four weeks.
Bogut says he's "pretty much" pain-free and eager to return to help the Bucks, who have lost four straight games.
Andrew Bogut has really upped his numbers this season. The last few games not only has he been producing the double-doubles and providing the inside post game that the Bucks offense needs but more importantly "The Thunder from Down Under" is second only to "Superman" in blocks per game and has given Defensive Fanatic: Scott Skiles an anchor on the defensive end. The Bucks have improved immensely and now with the addition of scoring prowess John Salmons, the Bucks are looking like a team to reach the playoffs and finish the year on a high note after so many years as a cellar dweller.
I could imagine my compatriot eventually becoming an All Star and representing us "blokes" from the Land Down Under (as well as his parents' country: Croatia).
It's great to see the "Bogey Man" finally producing the goods and proving the doubters and his critics wrong.
Just recently against the playoff destined Charlotte Bobcats the Big Fella produced another double double: 18 points, 13 boards, 5 rejection including an emphatic one on Bobcats' star (and former Australian National Basketball League player): Stephen Jackson and 4 dimes. More importantly, the Bucks got the "W" and are hot on the heels of the Chicago Bulls for the final spot in the Eastern Conference Playoff race.
Before this season, so many predicted the Bucks to have another horrendous season like the last 3. However, with Bogut and Jennings evolving into a potent duo along with the supporting casts of the Turkish Power Forward and Argentinian Swingman, the Bucks are having an incredible season.