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One of the reinforcements that LeBron James desperately called for on the Cavs broke his leg 58 seconds into his debut

The Cleveland Cavaliers spent the waning days before the trade deadline bringing in veteran pieces from around the NBA to help bolster its bench for the playoffs.

After LeBron James publicly called out Cleveland's front office for the lack of roster depth, the team promptly signed Deron Williams (a better backup point-guard than Matthew Dellavedova, who left over the summer), Derrick Williams (a high-energy scorer), and 7-foot enforcer Andrew Bogut.

Bogut, in particular, would be an important addition — a former no. 1 pick with loads of playoff (and Finals) experience who would slot in nicely behind Tristan Thompson.

On Monday night, though, Bogut checked into the game for his new team and exactly one minute later fractured his tibia.

Bogut, of course, scrapped with the Cavs during the past two NBA Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors. He was traded over the summer to the Mavericks to help the team clear cap space to sign Kevin Durant, and then in late February was shipped to Philadelphia as part of the package that gave the Mavericks Nerlens Noel.

Bogut, who is 32, was never going to waste his time toiling away on a team as bad as the Sixers, so they bought him out. When he became a free agent, several playoff contenders reportedly expressed immediate interest — including the Spurs, Rockets, and Celtics.

Bogut instead chose Cleveland, and now is out indefinitely.

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Andrew Bogut through his career
DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 3: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the game against the Chicago Bulls on December 3, 2016 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
Australia's Andrew Bogut (C) tries to pass Croatia's Drago Pasalic (R) during a semi-final game for the FIBA World Championship for junior Men in Thessaloniki, 19 July 2003. AFP PHOTO / Aris MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Andrew Bogut # 4, of Utah, at the Jon Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah Feb. 12, 2005. Utah defeated Colorado State (Photo by Ken Levine/Getty Images)
Utah center Andrew Bogut is greeted by his father Michael prior to the start of Utah's final home basketball game of the season. Utah defeated San Diego State 72-60 at the Jon Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 5, 2005. (Photo by Ken Levine/Getty Images)
TUCSON, AZ - MARCH 19: Andrew Bogut #4 of the Utah Utes shoots over Kevin Bookout #34 of the Oklahoma Sooners during the second half of the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on March 19, 2005 in Mckale Center Arizona, Tucson. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Andrew Bogut, of Utah,talks to reporters next to his trophy as the winner of the 2005 John R. Wooden award as the nation's best male college basketball player after award ceremonies at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, April 9, 2005. (Photo by Steve Grayson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 28: Andrew Bogut (C) shakes hands with family and friends after being selected first overall by the Milwaukee Bucks on June 28, 2005 at The Theater at Madison Sqaure Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright NBAE 2005 (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE - JUNE 29: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks, the number one pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, poses for a portrait at the Milwaukee Bucks Training Center on June 29, 2005 in St. Francis, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2005. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE - OCTOBER 15: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bradley Center on October 15, 2005 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks won 91-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2005 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - DECEMBER 10: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots a free throw during the game with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 10, 2005 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks won 111-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2005 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON - FEBRUARY 17: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Rookie Team is interviewed in the locker room prior to the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at the 2006 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19: Andrew Bogut of the Boomers looks to pass defended by Pero Cameron of the Tall Blacks during the Resi Mortgage Test Series match between the Australian Boomers and the New Zealand Tall Blacks at Vodafone Arena July 19, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 5: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on during the game against the Golden State Warriors at The Arena in Oakland on December 5, 2007 in Oakland, California. The Warriors won 120-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
MEMPHIS, TN - FEBRUARY 5: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives against Darko Milicic #31 of the Memphis Grizzlies on February 5, 2008 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 17: Andrew Bogut #6 and Richard Jefferson #24 of the Milwaukee Bucks sit on the bench during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on December 17, 2008 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers won 93-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Luc Mbah a Moute #12, Michael Redd #22 and Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks walk on the court during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 12, 2009 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks won 108-101 in double overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 02: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks takes the ball to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the game on February 2, 2010 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 28: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks waits for a member of the Chicago Bulls to shoot a free-throw at the United Center on December 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 90-77. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELS, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 31, 2011�Clippers Blake Griffin is pulled by Bucks Andrew Bogut during a rebound attempt but no foul was called on the play in the 2nd quarter at the Staples Center Sunday. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ST. FRANCIS, WI - DECEMBER 10: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks poses for a portrait during NBA Media Day on December 10, 2011 at the Cousin's Center in St. Francis, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 16: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors during a press conference before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 16, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 2: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 2, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 1: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors talks to the media after practice before the NBA Finals during the NBA Playoffs at the Warriors Training Center on June 1, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 17: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors holds the NBA trophy on the plane as the team travels home from Cleveland after winning the 2015 NBA Finals on June 17, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 14: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors warms up before a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 14, 2015 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, CA. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 16: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors heads to the locker room after defeating the Phoenix Suns on December 16, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 29: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a shot against Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards at ORACLE Arena on March 29, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 3: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 28: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with Stephen Curry #30 during the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 28, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Australia's centre Andrew Bogut (L) holds on to the ball next to Serbia's centre Miroslav Raduljica during a Men's round Group A basketball match between Serbia and Australia at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP / Andrej ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew Bogut #6 of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the Dallas Mavericks Media Day held at American Airlines Center on September 26, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 09: Kris Dunn #3 of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Andrew Bogut #6 of the Dallas Mavericks go after a loose ball during the game on January 9, 2017 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 1: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors rebounds the ball against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on December 1, 2013 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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"It's very deflating," James said of the Bogut injury. "It's a tough moment. We all were excited about the acquisition, you know, bring him in here. Him getting some games under his belt before the playoffs, so hopefully we can hope for the best with the MRI or whatever the case may be, but uh, it's a tough one. Not only obviously for him, first of all, but then for our ballclub."

Bogut's value to the Cavs would have come almost entirely on the defensive end. And while the team is still heavy favorites to advance out of the Eastern Conference, losing Bogut hurts.

"He didn't even get a minute," James said. "He didn't even get a minute."

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