UPDATE (Monday, March 6 at 8:50 p.m. ET): The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Monday that center Andrew Bogut has a fractured left tibia.
ORIGINAL STORY: Andrew Bogut reportedly drew interest from several NBA teams after he was bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers following the Feb. 23 trade deadline. After all, he’s a solid rebounder and a very good interior defender.
The risk in acquiring Bogut was his injury history, but the Cleveland Cavaliers still signed him.
Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, Bogut had to exit his Cleveland debut after just two minutes Monday night because of a leg injury.
The Cavaliers were quick to announce that Bogut wouldn’t return to the game. The veteran center hasn’t played in 80 or more games in a full season since his 2005-06 rookie campaign.
Before the Cavs’ game in Cleveland against the Miami Heat, Bogut talked about his decision to sign with the defending champs.
It looks like the Boston Celtics, who already are dealing with an injury to center Al Horford, might have dodged a bullet here.
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