Andrew Bogut: Work to do ahead of playoffs

Andrew Bogut: Work to do ahead of playoffs

In his latest blog for NBA Australia, Golden State's Australian centre Andrew Bogut talks about resting up for the playoffs, why he can't see an NBA game in Australia in the near future and how the Bombers will fare in the AFL this season.

It's great having a few days off at the moment just to rest up, but we know we have a lot of work to do before the end of the season if we want to make it into the playoffs.

We will probably need 50 or 55 wins just to get a low seed in the eight and it's absolutely crazy how tight it is.

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It's an exciting time for us, but at the same time it's a dangerous period and we need to make sure we keep on winning to ensure we get there.

We maintain that we are good enough to beat any team on any given day, but we don't want to look too far ahead just yet and work out possible matchups in the first round of the playoffs.

As it stands it could be Houston or the Clippers, however a couple of losses and we could end up having to play against the Spurs or OKC.

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I still think the Spurs are the team to beat in the West as they have the most depth of any side in the league right now.

They don't miss a beat when they are missing key players, so it's a compliment to Gregg Popovich and they are sure to be a force to be reckoned with during the playoffs.

I have been in early talks with the NBA about bringing a game to Australia in the future, but unfortunately I don't see that happening any time soon.

It's a nice pipe dream to have, but when money comes into play it is unfortunately the main reason the NBA don't want to have a game in Australia.

Australia are a massive supporter of the NBA already, so from what I understand the thinking is 'why invest in something that is already producing money'.

We are definitely calling for it, but China has the big bucks and Europe comes second to them as far as the NBA is concerned.

And little old Australia just can't compete with China, so we are way behind in the pecking order.

The only way it will happen is with added government funding and I doubt that will happen anytime in the near future.

In the meantime we just have to get used to watching it on ESPN and following all the action on NBA Australia and NBA league pass.

I have been keeping an eye on the AFL pretty closely over the pre-season and all the distractions currently going on at the Bombers.

It was great the mighty Bombers could get a win first up and I think we are set for a pretty exciting season, it always good to see the club win in these testing times.

The Giants and Suns won in the opening round too - which was great to see - so it looks like it is going to be a real tight year.

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