The Golden State Warriors signed veteran center Andrew Bogut to a contract, the workforce launched Wednesday. Terms of the contract weren’t launched.
Bogut is predicted to re-join the Warriors subsequent week and add depth to the workforce. Backup center Damian Jones underwent surgical process after hurting his left pectoral muscle in December, opening up a roster spot.
“We’re excited about [Bogut] coming in,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr knowledgeable reporters. “We looked at this as an insurance policy in the front court. A guy who obviously knows our system, knows our guys, half of them.”
The 34-year-old Bogut currently achieved a season with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia. He was named the league’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, and earned All-NBL First-Team honors.
Bogut averaged 11.4 elements, a league-high 11.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.7 blocks in 29.7 minutes per sport all through 30 contests.
“He’s great for our offense, dribble hand-offs, his passing abilities, lob threat. Defensively, he’s been one of the best in the game for a long time,” Kerr talked about. “He had a great season in Sydney. He’s healthy, he’s fresh, and he’s the best player available for us.”
#DubNation, the huge man is once more 💪 pic.twitter.com/Sb0G5AU9l6
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 6, 2019
Bogut, a 13-year NBA veteran, joins the Warriors for a second time after spending 4 seasons with the franchise (2012-16). He obtained an NBA title with Golden State throughout the 2014-15 advertising marketing campaign. He averaged 6.3 elements, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 blocks in his first stint with the Warriors.
For his career, Bogut has averaged 9.8 elements, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 blocks in 694 video video games with the Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and Warriors. His closing NBA sport was with the Lakers on Jan. 1, 2018.