Warriors' Bogut to miss Kings game Wednesday

Warriors' Bogut to miss Kings game Wednesday
February 19, 2014, 11:00 am
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Andrew Bogut has already missed the last four games with an ailing left shoulder. (USATSI)

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SACRAMENTO -- Warriors center Andrew Bogut, as expected, will be on the bench for Wednesday night's game against the Kings at Sleep Train Arena.

This is the fifth consecutive game Bogut has missed while attempting to recover from what he says is a bone bruise but the Warriors list as simple inflammation in his left shoulder. The condition was aggravated when Bogut had a bad reaction to a cortisone shot he took last week.

Bogut rode to Sacramento with his teammates Tuesday afternoon hoping he might recover in time to play, though it was unlikely. He has not played since a Feb. 4 loss to the Bobcats and the Warriors are uncertain when he might return.

[RELATED: Bogut's shoulder injury could derail Warriors' season]

He almost certainly won't be back for Thursday night's game against the Rockets at Oracle Arena.

"We can't really put a timeline on it," coach Mark Jackson said after the Wednesday morning shootaround at Sleep Train Arena. "He'll continue to get treatment and we'll continue to monitor him. And when he's ready to go, he'll be back in lineup and we look forward to it.

"But right now, it's about getting him healthy and whole."

Bogut, 29, indicated during his weekly radio show with Tom Tolbert on KNBR-AM 680 on Tuesday that it could be another few days before his shoulder is able to withstand the rigors of the NBA. He did, however, add that it's slowly getting better.

The Warriors on Wednesday will turn to Jermaine O'Neal to start in place of Bogut.

The good news for the Warriors is that Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins is not expected to play, as he is suffering from a strained hip flexor.