OAKLAND – The Warriors will have one more practice before opening the Western Conference Finals, and they hope Andrew Bogut will be a participant.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr after practice Saturday wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Bogut being able to practice Sunday – and also remained optimistic that the 7-foot center could make it back in time for Game 1 Monday night against Oklahoma City.
“He made some improvement in the training room,” Kerr said, “but we didn’t want him to get up and down on the floor and risk hurting it further.”
Bogut, who sustained a right adductor strain sustained in the Game 5 victory over Portland on Wednesday night, was restricted to riding a stationary bicycle during practice and light post-practice drills with assistant coach Jarron Collins.
The Warriors were off Thursday, but Bogut missed practices on Friday and Saturday. If he is unable to practice Sunday, he almost certainly will sit out on Monday night, in which case Festus Ezeli will get the start.