Dallas Mavericks: Mid-Season Centers Grades
The Dallas Mavericks starting center from the beginning of the year has been far from that so far this season. Andrew Bogut has been mostly a disappointment in every sense of the word thus far. That may sound a little bit harsh, but when you really think about how excited people were about bringing him in this season, it is not that far outside the lines.
Bogut is a former number one overall pick in the NBA Draft. In 2005, the Milwaukee Bucks picked Bogut and he was an excellent player for them. Now, 12 years later, Bogut is a shell of what he was, but even with the Golden State Warriors he showed that he was capable of being more than this.
I gave Bogut a C for the season so far because a lot of his concerns are more based around health than play. Bogut has played in only 26 of the 56 games so far this season and there is no telling if he really is fully healthy yet. He is averaging 3 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and a block per game.
These averages aren’t too bad, all things considered, but we definitely need more production on the offensive end from the center position. Bogut’s less than stellar play and his major deep in speed are the main reasons that Dallas went to Dirk at center. Although, we do deserve to thank Bogut who is voluntarily coming off the bench after recognizing that he and Dirk did not mix well.
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