I don't know if anyone saw this article about Bogans' release in the Trib earlier today, but I genuinely felt for the guy. Not sure if this has any relevance to the squad as they continue to be one of the most consistently awesome teams in the league (perhaps more so in the beginning of the season), but it was interesting to hear from Bogans after an awkward beginning to the season followed by not thinking about him again.
Those 15 guys I was in the locker room with were all my brothers, I formed a bond with them that I probably haven’t formed with another team that I’ve played on. That was like my family. All those guys reached out to me when I got released. They were genuinely hurt when I didn’t come back. DRose, Joakim (Noah), Luol (Deng), all reached out and asked me what’s going on. I didn’t have an answer for them.
I had one of the best seasons I’ve played and that was one of the best teams I’ve played on. It was a great experience. I wouldn’t trade it. I loved playing for Tom (Thibodeau). He’s a great coach with my style, defense first. I don’t know why they waived me. I get upset every time I talk about it.”