Warriors notes: Monitoring Bogut, replacing Malone, etc.

Warriors notes: Monitoring Bogut, replacing Malone, etc.
June 19, 2013, 6:45 pm
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"Brandon is making tremendous progress and doing terrific. I could not be more excited where Brandon is at." -- Rush's agent Mark Bartelstein (AP)

OAKLAND -- The Warriors will send a trainer to Melbourne, Australia to monitor the progress center Andrew Bogut is making in rehabbing his nagging ankle injury.

Bogut has his own facility where the rehabbing is taking place. He is expected to be completely healthy by training camp.

The 28-year-old was hampered by his ankle all season, and averaged 5.8 points, 7.7 rebounds in just 32 regular season games.

In the playoffs those numbers increased to 7.2 points and 10.9 rebounds in 12 games.

David Lee, Brandon Rush expected to be 100 percent by training camp

David Lee (hip flexor) and Brandon Rush (ACL) are both expected to be at 100 percent by training camp, according to Myers and agent Mark Bartelstein, who represents both players.

"Brandon is making tremendous progress and doing terrific," Bartelstein said. "I could not be more excited where Brandon is at."

Rush's return will essentially serve as a free-agent acquisition for Golden State, which lost him for the season in the second game of the year.

Myers is looking forward to see him in a game-like situation.

"He hasn't gone through what matters," Myers said, "which is playing basketball."

'Extensive talks' about who will replace Malone

Myers said the organization has had extensive talks with coach Mark Jackson about who will replace Mike Malone on the coaching staff after the team's top assistant departed to take the head job in Sacramento.

"Mark did a great job filling out the previous staff," Myers said. "We really like the growth of the young players."

Myers didn't say if there was a date in mind for hiring an additional coach.

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