Andrew Bogut was probably the only Warrior who was relieved after his team was eliminated from the Playoffs this year. During the whole postseason, Bogut has been battling a ankle injury which was sustained more than a year ago. He admitted his body didn't fully recover from the fracture he suffered over a year ago.
"You don't want to say you're relieved losing a game,'' Bogut told reporters after the Warriors were eliminated by San Antonio.
"At the same time, the mental and physical pain I felt the last two or three weeks was getting worse and worse.
"For the season to end wasn't a terrible thing but the way it ended was disappointing.''
Bogut had a horrible season in Milwaukee before coming to Golden State in which he only managed to play 12 games total because of the same injury. In his first season as a Warrior he played in 50 regular season games. He has only managed once to play in all 82 games in a single season and that was his rookie year with the Bucks.
"I managed it (his ankle) every day. Every day was a battle, basically, after April,'' he said.
"Every day I had to come in early to get treatment, just to get it right just enough to get back on the court.
"My whole playoff campaign was that. Once we started going every other day with the Spurs, it just got worse and worse.
"I tried to do everything I could off the court to be a positive impact on the court.
"Some days it worked and some days it didn't.''
He will now have a full offseason to recover from his injury as the Warriors will try to make a push and sign key free agents in order to challenge for the NBA championship in years to come.