Former Cat Keith Bogans playing big minutes and loving it

Keith Bogans - photo by Mike Stobe | Getty Images North America
– photo by Mike Stobe | Getty Images North America

Among the few regrets that Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo had after a generally exhilarating double-overtime win in Washington on Friday night was the way he used Keith Bogans. “To be honest with you,” Carlesimo said, “I played him too many minutes.”

Bogans has a different view. As far as he is concerned, there is no such thing as too many minutes. Especially for someone who missed almost all of last season with a torn ligament and broken ankle.

“I was told that I may never be able to play again,” he said before the Nets' game against the Kings Saturday night at Barclays Center. “When I first heard that news, of course I was devastated, but I just got focused once I got my surgery. I kept telling myself I was going to get in the best shape of my life, which I did.”

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