NBA Veteran Andrew Bogut Close to Returning to Warriors

Andrew Bogut with the Lakers. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

It appears that Australian center Andrew Bogut could return to the NBA once again and make another championship run with the Golden State Warriors. According to several media outlets, Bogut, who just wrapped up Australia’s NBL season with Sydney Kings, is close to signing a deal with the Warriors and filling the team’s last available roster spot.

 Andrew Bogut previously played with Golden State from 2012 and 2016 and managed to win an NBA title during that period. He then had stints with Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers before deciding to return to Australia.

Bogut had a successful 2018/19 season with Sidney Kings, being named NBL’s Most Valuable Player while averaging 11.6 points per game. He was also named Best Defensive Player and managed to get All-NBL First Team honors.

Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr talked about the possibility of adding Bogut to the team and said he would welcome the move.

“I’m not going to go into kind of our needs and all that,” – said Kerr said earlier in the week. “Just cut right to the chase and tell you that we have been talking to Bogut and his representatives and nothing is official. And there’s things that have to happen and we can’t really comment on it until it’s official. The other question [about how he fits] I’ll answer at the appropriate time.”