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Monday, November 18, 2019

NBA executive reportedly will not deal for Andrew Bogut to avoid helping Warriors

Andrew Bogut

The fallout from Kevin Durant’s decision to go to Golden State is spreading far and wide, and some in the NBA are none too pleased with developments. That apparently could complicate Golden State’s efforts to find the cap room to sign Durant.

Aside from renouncing the rights to restricted free agents Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli, Golden State’s cap-clearing efforts will almost certainly see Andrew Bogut traded. There will likely be plenty of interest from teams around the league in a player like Bogut, but at least one organization no longer wants him. Why? Pettiness, apparently.

If this executive were running my favorite team, I’d be pretty disappointed. Their job is to try to build the best possible team they can, not bitterly spite the Warriors. If Bogut could help this team, what the Warriors are doing shouldn’t impact the other team’s interest.

Whatever the feelings of this particular executive, expect Bogut to be moved for a lot of reasons. Someone will absolutely take him.

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