In Game 5, the Warriors were down their best defensive player, Draymond Green. In Game 6, and a potential Game 7, they'll be without one of the best defensive centers in basketball, Andrew Bogut. He took a rough fall while contesting a J.R. Smith layup in the Cavs' road win in Game 5. The good news is that it doesn't appear that he will need surgery, or that it will be an injury that impacts his career moving forward. It does put his ability to compete in the Olympics for Australia in some doubt.
Bogut has started each game for the Warriors, but doesn't generally play more than 15 minutes a game. In his absence, it's likely that Draymond Green will start at center and take most of those minutes. Those lineups have been incredible for the Warriors, but it puts a lot on Green's plate. Green, James Michael McAdoo, and Anderson Varejao will look to get more minutes in Bogut's absence.
Warriors say Andrew Bogut will miss rest of Finals with bone bruises in knee. 6-8 week recovery— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) June 15, 2016
Bogut keeps Tristan off the glass. Bogut forces Cavs slashers to rethink their plan A. Bogut is huge, man. Literally, figuratively— (((jg))) (@jacobjbg) June 15, 2016