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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Articles tagged: Andrew Bogut

Joe Ingles wants Andrew Bogut on Jazz

Joe Ingles is summoning his countryman to The Beehive State.

The Utah Jazz forward made the case on Tuesday for free agent center Andrew Bogut to sign with the team.

“I would love for him to come over to Utah,” Ingles said to the Australian Associated Press. “He’s got a connection there already and if they want to take him I’ll happily have him.”

Ingles and Bogut have, of course, been longtime teammates on the Australian national team. The Jazz also have fellow Aussie Dante Exum on their roster.

Bogut, 32, is coming off a down 2016-17 campaign in which he averaged a career-worst 2.9 points per game before suffering a season-ending injury in highly unfortunate circumstances. But while he wouldn’t start over All-NBA center Rudy Gobert, a first-big-off-the-bench role in Utah could be perfect for the former No. 1 overall pick at this stage of his career.

Report: Cavs could waive DeAndre Liggins to reduce cost of replacing Andrew Bogut

The Cleveland Cavaliers are feeling the fallout from Andrew Bogut’s injury.

ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports on Wednesday that Bogut, who has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the year with a fractured left fibula, cost the Cavs nearly $1 million in salary and luxury tax and bringing in another player to replace him could cost them another $1 million. With the Cavs facing a luxury tax bill that is nothing short of obscene, McMenamin adds that they could choose to waive an additional player (most likely swingman DeAndre Liggins) in the hopes of receiving some cap relief.

Liggins, who will turn 29 later this month, is averaging just 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 13.9 minutes per game for the Cavs this season. But he has provided them solid second unit value as a defensive specialist and has even started 19 games on the year.

The Cavaliers already have a few targets in mind to replace Bogut (whose injury you can see video of here). But doing so would almost certainly come at the cost of a useful wing defender, though JR Smith’s imminent return from thumb surgery should help soften the blow.

Image via DeAndre Liggins on Instagram

Andrew Bogut suffers broken leg in Cavaliers debut (Video)

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Andrew Bogut’s Cleveland Cavaliers debut went about as poorly as one could imagine.

The recently-signed big man injured his leg in a collision with Miami’s Okaro White early in the second quarter of Monday night’s game between the teams.

Bogut had to be helped off the floor and was taken for evaluation. X-rays revealed a fractured left tibia for Bogut.

Bogut was just signed by the Cavaliers after being bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers, to whom he had been traded via Dallas. One complaint the Warriors had about Bogut at the end of his tenure in Golden State was his injury history. Unfortunately the Cavaliers are immediately experiencing that.

Andrew Bogut cracks funny joke about choosing Cavs

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Andrew Bogut has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after being bought out by the 76ers, and he chose Cleveland over multiple teams that were interested in his services.

When asked about his reason for picking the Cavs, Bogut cracked a funny joke to TNT’s David Aldridge.

Bogut, who was shipped to Philly by Dallas prior to the trade deadline, actually said that talking with fellow Australian Matthew Dellavedova helped convince him to sign with the Cavs.

Delly played with the Cavs the past three seasons prior to being signed by the Bucks. He and Bogut were teammates on Australia’s national team during the Olympics.

Jokes aside, Bogut is planning to give Cavs big man Tristan Thompson a break.

Bogut was averaging 3 points and 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game with the Mavs this season. He is expected to officially sign with the Cavs this weekend.

Andrew Bogut reportedly commits to sign with Cavs

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ championship defense just got further fortified.

ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Tuesday that center Andrew Bogut has committed to sign with the Cavs.

Cleveland had been considered the favorite for the 32-year-old Bogut, who officially secured a buyout from the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this week. While a few other teams had been mentioned as possible suitors, the Cavs offer the best chance for the Australian big man to win his second NBA title.

Bogut may only be averaging 3.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season. But he gives Cleveland their first true seven-footer since Timofey Mozgov left in free agency as well as a legitimate rim protector, a role that has been filled on a makeshift basis by the undersized Tristan Thompson.

With Bogut’s ex-Dallas teammate Deron Williams also agreeing to sign with the Cavs and Bogut himself now having a prime opportunity for revenge against his old gang in Golden State, it’s getting real scary in Cleveland again.

Report: Other teams still have chance to beat Cavs to Andrew Bogut

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are the reported favorites to sign free agent center Andrew Bogut, but they don’t have him in the bag just yet.

Sam Amick of USA Today reported Monday that Bogut going to Cleveland was not a foregone conclusion, with the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs also in the mix.

Indications were that Bogut was already looking to the Cavaliers as his Philadelphia 76ers buyout was negotiated. That may not be the case, though it sounds as if Cleveland remains the favorite.

Andrew Bogut reportedly likely to join Cavaliers after buyout

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The Dallas Mavericks veterans who are getting out of town are apparently all about Cleveland.

Center Andrew Bogut is the latest, with Mavericks sources reportedly indicating that he will likely join the Cavaliers once he’s bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers, where he was traded on Thursday.

Bogut’s buyout is expected to be just a matter of time. The Houston Rockets were also said to be interested, but it makes sense that the veteran center prefers Cleveland, as they offer an easier path to the NBA Finals and possibly another ring.

If the move does happen, Bogut would be the second veteran who spent the year with the Mavericks to wind up in Cleveland to end the season.