Stats: Warriors with and without Andrew Bogut on the floor
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Much has been reported about the continuing injury problems for Warriors center Andrew Bogut, and some have even suggested Golden State is a better team without him on the floor.  

Bogut returned Monday night against Toronto after missing the Warriors' five-game road trip following back problems. While he didn't score much, he did rebound and  play a season-high in minutes, a shade under 30, in the Warriors' 125-118 win. For the season, he has averaged just 22.5 minutes per game.

So, his recent uptick in floor time is good news, right?

The Warriors are 7-6 with their big man on the floor, and 27-21 without him. The Warriors' records don't tell the whole story, however: 

Warriors with Andrew Bogut
Record: 7-6
Points scored: 103.8 (+3.2)
Points allowed: 104.4 (+3.3)
FG %: 47.5 (+2.5%)
Reb. margin: -0.6 

Warriors without Andrew Bogut
Record: 27-21
Points scored: 100.6 
Points allowed: 101.1
FG %: 45.0
Reb. margin: +2.2

The Warriors appear to be hitting the boards a little better with their big man out, and the sample size is pretty hefty -- 48 games. So, which players' minutes are primarily affected when Bogut plays?

Minutes per game, with Andrew Bogut in the lineup:
Carl Landry18.4
Festus Ezeli: 8.2
Andris Biedrins: 7.1

Minutes per game, without Andrew Bogut in the lineup:
Carl Landry: 25.6
Festus Ezeli: 15.4
Andris Biedrins: 9.6

Stats provided by Comcast SportsNet statistician David Feldman