Andrew Bogut had a magnificent season this year. His average went up in points and doubled his block shots in fact he was on the top 5 shot blockers of this season second to Dwight Howard. But most of all the Milwaukee Bucks will be heading to its first playoff appearance since 2006 when they lost to Detroit in the first round. Andrew is playing with a mission after falling short of expectations time and time again after being the first overall draft pick in 2005 but nagging injuries kept his development with his fellow draftees Deron Williams (3), Chris Paul (4), Danny Granger (17) and David Lee (30) all went to be All stars and franchise players on their respective teams.
Last Saturday’s victory against the Phoenix Suns was a bitter sweet moment for the resurgent Bucks when Andrew Bogut once again got injured during a fast break attempt and suffered a broken hand, a dislocated elbow and a sprained wrist. It was such a bad fall that you can see Bogut’s dislocating arm went out. The physical pain was somewhat bearable but the emotional roller coaster Andrew will have to go on through is really very disappointing. The Bucks went this far partly because of him and for the last 5 years in the league this was a magical season for Andrew having to play without a chip on his shoulders as expectations slowly died and for the first time in his career he was playing for himself.
The moment Andrew went down all of those aspirations go down with him. It wasn’t about Amare’s slight push it was all about those people who believe in him and felt he was letting them down.
The Bucks will still be playing in the playoffs and we all hope they will go far than what they are expected. The Cinderella season don’t end on Bogut’s injury. Andrew won’t let them, he came this far in helping this team reach to the playoffs now it’s up to them to live up to the end of the bargain.