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Jackson: Bogut shut down seven to 10 days

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Jackson: Bogut shut down seven to 10 days

Apparently, Andrew Boguts left ankle isnt making the kindof progress that the Warriors wanted to see.Warriors coach Mark Jackson said on Thursday that the teamwill shut down Bogut for the next seven to 10 days in order to give his leftankle some rest.Bogut fractured his left ankle while playing for the Bucksin January, and though he did return for the teams opening game in Phoenix onOct. 31, it was obvious that he wasnt 100 percent.The Warriors had hoped Bogut would be at full strength forthe entire season. But so far this season, Bogut has been on a 20-minute limitand he had been sitting out the second game of back-to-backs.Using the seven-to-10-day time frame, Bogut will miss aminimum of three games and could miss as many as five.The Warriors play at the L.A. Lakers on Friday, then returnhome on Saturday for a game against Denver. The Warriors play Atlanta onWednesday, and then go out on the road for a three-game road trip. Ideally,Bogut would return for the first game of that trip: at Minnesota on Nov.16.The team announced Bogut was being shut down on Twitter, and followed up to reveal that the motive of the decision is to strengthen his surgically repaired ankle:Team will rest Bogut in an effort to continue to strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle. Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) November 8, 2012

Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in trade talks for Kyrie Irving

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Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in trade talks for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving to the Celtics?

Boston and Cleveland are engaged in active trade discussions, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

Kyrie requested a trade back in early July.

He has two more years on his contract -- $18,868,625 next season and $20,099,188 in 2018-19 -- with a $21,329,750 player option in 2019-20.

Thomas will make about $6.26 million next year and will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

The Celtics were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season, and the Cavs were the No. 2 seed.

Cleveland dispatched Boston in five games in the East Finals.

Thomas was sidelined for Games 3, 4 and 5 because of a hip injury.

The two teams face off on Opening Night on Oct. 17...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Rookie class gives Warriors big man Jordan Bell a lot of respect

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Rookie class gives Warriors big man Jordan Bell a lot of respect

Remember when Jordan Bell was considered a good bet to go in the first round of the NBA Draft, but fell to No. 38?

Yeah. That happened.

And according to the 39 rookies who took part in NBA.com's annual survey, the Warriors got a good one.

"Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected?"

1) Donovan Mitchell, 13th pick, Jazz -- 18.9 percent
2) Dennis Smith Jr, 9th pick, Mavericks -- 13.5 percent
3) John Collins, 19th pick, Hawks -- 12.2 percent
4) Jordan Bell, 38th pick, Warriors -- 10.8 percent
5) Kyle Kuzma, 27th pick, Lakers -- 9.5 percent

"Which rookie is the best defender?"

1) Josh Jackson, Suns -- 26.3 percent
2) Jordan Bell, Warriors -- 23.7 percent
3) Donovan Mitchell, Jazz -- 21.1 percent
4) De'Aaron Fox, Kings -- 10.5 percent

During NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Bell averaged 5.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.6 blocks.

Against Minnesota on July 11, he racked up five points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 6 blocks.

He was the 2016-17 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and blocked 8 shots against Kansas in the Elite 8.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller