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Andrew Bogut has been noted as “injury prone” and his bad luck took another horrific turn in the opening minute of his first game with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bogut signed with the Cavs last week after being courted by the likes of the Boston Celtics (whom Bogut identified as the runner-up), Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs once he reached a buyout agreement with the Philadelphia 76ers following his trade from the Dallas Mavericks.

Unfortunately for Bogut, he went down with a fractured left tibia Monday night, less than a minute into his first game with the NBA champs, his previous foe.

Bogut was previously with the Golden State Warriors but they traded him along with Harrison Barnes to the Dallas Mavericks in order to make room for Kevin Durant.  It was reported that the Warriors could pick Bogut back up after his Sixers buyout, but interest wasn’t established.  He said his old team had nothing to do with his decision to join his current one.

“You always say you want to get back at them, this that, this that,” Bogut said of the Warriors. “You know, it’s nothing to do with them. This decision was solely made on, you know — I wasn’t making this decision based on Golden State. I was making this decision based on what the best opportunity was. I’m a free agent at season’s [end], and a chance to get another ring would be absolutely awesome.”

Nonetheless, some Warriors’ fans seemed to gloat in light of Bogut’s injury.

As far as the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving believes they have enough to compete for a championship despite losing Bogut.

“[General manager] David Griffin has done an unbelievable job, and the pieces that we do have, I mean, this is probably the best group that I’ve played on since I’ve been here,” Irving said. “And that’s hands down. And talent all around. So I’m definitely still confident about it, and I always will be.”

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