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Report: Bogut had microfracture surgery

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Report: Bogut had microfracture surgery

Andrew Bogut had microfracture surgery performed on his left ankle back in April, according to The Contra Costa Times.

When Bogut went under the knife, Dr. Richard Ferkel was planning on only cleaning out scar tissue and bone fragments.

However, according to the report, Ferkel noticed a "minor" cartilage issue and acted accordingly.

Speaking at Warriors practice on Tuesday, Bogut made it clear that the ankle isn't responding well, declaring, "it's just not right yet."

Mark Jackson stated, "I want him back when he's healthy."

When will that be? Only time will tell.

Kyrie: Flat Earth comments an experiment, 'exploitation tactic'

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Kyrie: Flat Earth comments an experiment, 'exploitation tactic'

Remember when Kyrie Irving said the Earth is flat?

Well, at Celtics Media Day on Monday, Kyrie spoke with Toucher and Rich of 98.5 The Sports Hub about his comments.

Was Kyrie trolling everybody?

“Look, look. Look. Look. Here it is. All I want to do is be able to have that open conversation," Kyrie started, but was stopped by laughter. "Listen to me. What it did was -- it was all an exploitation tactic. It literally (spun) the world -- your guys' world -- (spun) the world into a frenzy and it proved exactly what I thought it would do in terms of how all this works.

"It created a division -- stand up there and let all these people throw tomatoes at me -- or have somebody think that I’m somehow this different intellectual person because I believe that the world is flat and you think the world is round. It created exactly that.

“It did exactly that to where it became -- because I think different, does that ever knock my intellectual capacity or the fact that I can think different things than you can?"

So it was just an experiment?

"Absolutely," Kyrie said. "That was the intent behind it. Do your own research. Don’t come to me and ask me ... at the end of the day, you’re gonna feel and believe what you want to feel. But don’t knock my life over here.

“Whenever I'm doing something, I know my intent behind it. And it exactly proved what I thought it would."

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

Report: Warriors placed a call to Dwyane Wade

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Report: Warriors placed a call to Dwyane Wade

Dwayne Wade reportedly reached a buyout with the Bulls on Monday.

And sometime thereafter, the Warriors reached out to Wade to express interest in the 12-time All-Star, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.

Wade is reportedly on the verge of nearing an agreement with the Cavs.

The three-time NBA champion averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals over 60 games last season.

He averaged career-lows in minutes per game (29.9) and field-goal percentage (43.4) -- something that is expected from somebody who will turn 36 years old in January.

Wade did shoot 31 percent (45-for-145) from 3-point territory -- the second highest mark of his career.

According to Kennedy:

"Throughout his decision-making process, Wade made it clear to interested teams that he wants to play significant minutes on a contender. The Warriors weren’t clear about his playing time, so both parties moved on."

The Warriors have 15 players with guaranteed contracts and would need to waive or trade somebody to make room for Wade (or anybody else). 

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