Warriors’ Andrew Bogut explains the rapport he has with Draymond Green
Andrew Bogut made his return debut with the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, finishing with seven points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes during a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
For Bogut, it had to feel like he never left, as he had spent four seasons with the Warriors from 2013 through 2016, winning a championship with the team in 2015 and making back-to-back Finals appearances.
After the game, Bogut explained why he and Draymond Green work so well together as a defensive duo up front:
“He’s a high IQ guy,” Bogut said of Green, according to Mark Medina of The Mercury News. “I like to think I am there as well. We have a good feel for playing together,” Bogut said. “He’s on for me for help and vice versa. It’s nice to have that rope tied to each other in a way. We had each other’s backs and we did a pretty good job for the most part.”
Green feels the same way, saying that he feels comfortable having Bogut on the floor with him to call out defensive assignments:
“It’s a comforting feeling when you have someone behind you talking,” Green said. “When you can talk to someone and you figure things out and you’re on the same page.”
Bogut had been out of the NBA this season before signing with Golden State.
Prior to rejoining the Warriors, Andrew Bogut last played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season. The Dubs had originally traded Bogut to the Dallas Mavericks during the summer of 2016 to clear room for Kevin Durant.