An ode to Andrew Bogut and Australia’s…

In April 2010, with his Milwaukee Bucks destined for a return to the NBA playoffs, Andrew Bogut was putting the finishing touches on his career season. Averaging 15.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, Bogut had ascended to the levels expected of a number one overall draft pick. He was playing like an All-Star – despite being over looked in the initial round of selections, and again as an injury replacement, just as Ben Simmons would be years later. When the season was finished, Bogut would be voted onto the All-NBA 3rd Team. He was judged to be one of the 15 best players in basketball; the third best centre. He had turned the corner. That’s what makes the events of 3 April 2010 an unfortunate pivot point in his NBA career.

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