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Friday, December 13, 2019

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Andrew Bogut receives ownership stake in Australian team

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Andrew Bogut signing to play professional ball in Australia is no joke.

Bogut was introduced on Monday as the newest member of the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League in Australia. The Aussie native reportedly signed a two-year deal with the team and has made his full commitment to the squad. Reporter Olgun Uluc says Bogut has no outs in his contract that would allow him the ability to leave for the NBA or Europe.

What’s really interesting is that Uluc reports that Bogut is becoming a minority owner in the team with 10 percent ownership. Bogut has his eye on becoming a 50 percent shareholder eventually.

Bogut played 23 games for the Lakers this season. The former No. 1 overall pick was a major factor — especially defensively — for the first half of his career. He hasn’t been much of a presence as he’s bounced around the NBA the past few seasons. For his career, he averaged 12.4 points, 11.1 rebounds and two blocks per game.

Andrew Bogut leaving NBA to sign with Australian team

Andrew Bogut’s NBA career may be over after he elected to head back to Australia.

The NBL’s Sydney Kings announced on Facebook, via ESPN, that Bogut was joining the team, leaving the NBA after 13 seasons.

Bogut turns 34 in November, and this may be an indication that his time in the NBA is coming to an end. He’s dealt with numerous injuries during his career, particularly recently, and never signed with a new team after his release from the Los Angeles Lakers despite indications he would do so.

Bogut, a former first overall pick, would conclude his NBA career with averages of 9.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. A former All-NBA selection, he won his first and only championship in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors.

Andrew Bogut reportedly expected to sign with new team after trade deadline

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Andrew Bogut is expected to sign with a new team next month, according to a report.

The New York Times’ Marc Stein reports that multiple teams are interested in Bogut. The center is expected to sign with a new team after the trade deadline passes on Feb. 8.

Bogut, 33, was released by the Lakers earlier this month and cleared waivers about 10 days ago. He was hardly seeing any minutes for the purple and gold, averaging just 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in nine minutes per game. He has bounced around quite a bit over the past few years, spending time with the Mavericks and Cavaliers last season, and now the Lakers. His next team will be his fourth since he and the Warriors parted ways after the 2015-16 season.

The Cavaliers are not expected to have interest in a reunion with Bogut.

Report: Cavs not interested in Andrew Bogut reunion

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Despite a relative lack size in their frontcourt this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers do not plan to bring back a familiar (and available) seven-footer.

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported Saturday that the Cavs have no interest in a reunion with Andrew Bogut, who was officially released by the Los Angeles Lakers this weekend. McMenamin notes that Cleveland’s roster is already full.

The 33-year-old Bogut averaged 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game across 24 appearances for the Lakers this season. As hinted above, he was briefly a member of the Cavs last season but suffered a broken leg just 58 seconds into his Cleveland debut and never played another game for them.

A veteran depth piece like Bogut shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a new home on another playoff contender. But as for the Cavs, it seems that they have their sights set a bit higher when it comes to the center position.

Lakers reportedly release Andrew Bogut

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For the second consecutive season, Andrew Bogut is going to be given the chance to go from the wilderness to a championship contender.

Yahoo Sports’s Shams Charania reported Saturday that the Los Angeles Lakers will release Bogut, freeing him up to go to a better team.

Bogut has been a fringe contributor to the Lakers, starting just five games and averaging only nine minutes per contest. He will hope that, wherever he lands, the tenure there goes better than it did when this happened last year.

Andrew Bogut admits Lonzo Ball is ‘complete opposite to what I thought’

Andrew Bogut is quickly learning that Lonzo Ball the teammate is entirely separate from Lonzo Ball the brand.

In an interview with Roy Ward of the Canberra Times that ran Sunday, the LA Lakers veteran big admitted that Ball is nothing like he expected him to be.

“All the hype with what his dad has done with the brand means people want to knock him down,” said Bogut of the rookie guard. “People love it, people hate it. Fortunately that reflects on Lonzo as well, but he is the complete opposite to what I thought.

“He is softly spoken, has a good sense of humour and doesn’t say a lot,” Bogut went on. “Nobody’s had any issues with him. People’s true colours come out as the season goes on, but I don’t think he’s like anything that’s been reported.”

Ball and his family have indeed attracted more than their fair share of ire. But everybody in Lakerland raves about Ball’s talent and leadership ability, and it certainly has to mean something if he can soften Bogut’s heart of stone.

Andrew Bogut reportedly will sign with Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly adding some depth to their frontcourt.

The Vertical’s Shams Charania says Andrew Bogut has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers.

Bogut signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season after receiving a buyout from the Dallas Mavericks. But the center broke his tibia in his Cavs debut, so he only played in 27 games last season.

Bogut is said to be fully healed, which led him to pick between teams. He has apparently decided on the Lakers, who have Brook Lopez, Ivica Zubac and Thomas Bryant on the roster at center.