No pain and swelling. No talk of limited minutes or taking games off.

Andrew Bogut said he is fully recovered.

After a season of missing games, playing hurt and being frustrated with his performance, Bogut is declaring his troublesome left ankle is healed.

If true, that's good news for Warriors fans.

"I haven't had any restrictions since July," Bogut said from team facility, where most of the roster has been working out in preparation for training camp.

"Five-on-five, three-on-three, four-on-four, conditioning drills, running, jumping, weights -- no restrictions. It's been a great feeling to come into a gym and not have a trainer tell me, 'You can only do 30 minutes. You can only do this. You can only do that.' ... Very happy to not hear that."

The last time we saw Bogut, his body had once again betrayed him. In Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs -- after a diet of pain killers, anti-inflammatories, and round-the-clock treatment -- his left ankle shut down. Still not fully recovered from ankle surgery over a year earlier, Bogut could hardly move and had to sit out and watch the Warriors get eliminated. A humbling end to a second-straight injury-riddled season.

Bogut played just 32 games last regular season -- the third sub-40 games season of his career -- and was hobbled in all 12 postseason appearances. He's missed 104 of the 148 games the last two seasons.

That reality makes his current status all the more sweeter.


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It's been a long time since Bogut could claim to be 100 percent. He's also claiming to be a top three center in the league, albeit with "asterisks."

"Yeah ... when healthy," he said. "And I'm healthy now."