BOGUT: A lot of it, yeah. Definitely a lot of it. I can be the vocal point in the paint, can see the whole floor and talk and communicate, block shots, take charges.
But the other thing we struggled with last year, when we did get stops, we didn’t get the rebound. I think we were the second-worst defensive rebounding team in the league. So it doesn’t make sense to work hard, get the stop and then Dwight Howard gets a tip-in. It kind of demoralizes the whole feel.
So that’s on me and David Lee to make sure we get those defensive rebounds.
-Q: You bring up Howard. What’d you think when Dwight and [Steve] Nash end up in LA?
-BOGUT: (Shakes his head.) The rich get richer. That’s generally how it is in the NBA. Grown accustomed to it the last five-six years. The rich get richer and the poor have to kind of scrounge and find other role players to fill it in. That’s kind of the way it is.
They’re obviously going to come out all guns a-blazin’. Obviously Dwight’s not going to be quite ready (at the start of the season), but just having Nash and Kobe together, and throwing Pau in there, that’s a pretty potent roster.
-Q: How have you done against Dwight in the past?
-BOGUT: Up and down. I’ve had some games where I got in foul trouble, like everybody. And I’ve had some games where I’ve guarded him pretty well.
The focus with Dwight is not to give him any cheap baskets and dunks, because he’s just so strong. Once he gets the ball within 3 feet of the rim, he’s putting you in the basket.
So I try to focus on making him use his touch a little bit more. And if he’s having a good game and making his hook shots, you’re in some trouble.
-Q: You feel a challenge when you see Dwight in your division?
-BOGUT: We’ve got work to do, yeah. I mean, the Lakers wherever they play there tends to be a lot of Laker fans. Same thing here. We know there’s going to be a lot of hype on that bandwagon. That’s going to be a tough team to beat, a state rival.
But we can’t run and hide from that. Hopefully we can steal a coupled games from them and see how we go. But obviously them and Miami are the two championship favorites.
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:Don't really see what's wrong with what he said. Not everyone is gonna kiss our butts and bow down to our greatness.
JGC wrote:I thought everything that Bogut said was honest and true, really.
last stand wrote:Texas Lakers Fan wrote:Don't really see what's wrong with what he said. Not everyone is gonna kiss our butts and bow down to our greatness.
The problem was he did kiss our butts and now down to our greatness
Did you even read the article
purp n gold wrote:What's funny is going up the 5 freeway & hearing Warriors fans talk about Bogut like he's gonna do something next year
432J wrote:JGC wrote:I thought everything that Bogut said was honest and true, really.
it is all true, he's just the first one who's said the whole truth and not sugar coated anything