Bogut's Back: Warriors reportedly signing center for remainder of season

Looking for added depth and perhaps a spark from their recent spate of poor results, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut and Golden State have reportedly come to terms for a contract for the remainder of the season.

Shams Charania of the Athletic reported that Bogut has received clearance from his current team, Australia’s NBL Sydney Kings, and will sign an NBA minimum one-year contract for the remainder of the season. The Kings are expected to hold a press conference announcing the transfer.

The Sydney Kings season ended last week with a loss in the NBL playoff semifinals. Bogut was named the MVP of the league averaging 11.4 points and 11.6 rebounds.

It remains to bee seen how much Bogut, 34, can spark the sputtering Warriors. After winning 16 of 17 games in January and February, the Warriors have dropped five of eight games sandwiched around the All-Star Break. The Boston Celtics manhandled Golden State at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night.

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Bogut was an integral part of the Warriors’ 2015 championship and their record 73-win season in 2016, with his deft passes and solid picks. However, the Australian was one of the players Golden State could no longer afford after bringing on Kevin Durant in 2016.

He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks and then ended up with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but broke his leg in his debut for the team. Last season, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers before heading down under to Australia. He last played in the league in January of 2018.

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