Andrew Bogut cleared by Australian league to sign with Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are adding a familiar face to provide frontcourt depth in time for the postseason.
Following a season in which he was named the MVP of Australia’s National Basketball League, Andrew Bogut has agreed to a deal to return to the Warriors. Bogut’s agent told Shams Charania of The Athletic on Wednesday that the center has received clearance from the NBL and will sign with Golden State on a one-year, league minimum contract.
Bogut and the Warriors will now work to finalize a one-year, minimum contract. The NBL’s MVP is expected to hold a formal press conference soon with the Sydney Kings to announce his move. https://t.co/aXN82DW7x5
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 6, 2019
Bogut, 34, last played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, where he averaged just 9.0 minutes per game. He was with the Warriors when they won their first NBA title in 2015, and his performance with the Sydney Kings this past season led to several contending teams showing interest in him. Assuming he can continue to perform like he did overseas, Bogut will provide Golden State with solid bench depth down the stretch.