Warriors plan to sign C Andrew Bogut

Posted March 07, 2019

Sources close to Bogut have confirmed to ESPN that there is National Basketball Association interest in the former No. 1 draft pick, but reports of an imminent deal are "premature". Sport's Chris Haynes, the two have already come to terms and are just waiting on a letter of clearance from the Sydney Kings.

Andrew Bogut is contracted to the Kings until the end of 2020.

NBA Insider for The Athletic, Shams Charania, believes multiple playoff-bound NBA franchises are interested in securing the veteran's services, including defending champion Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers. Bogut, who has been playing basketball in Australia since being waived by the Lakers previous year, has received attention from NBA teams recently as they prepare to fortify their rosters in preparation for a playoff push.

A source said Warriors assistant general manager Larry Harris, who drafted Bogut first overall as general manager of the Bucks in 2005, recently went to Australia to visit Bogut and watch him play.

Prior to leaving the NBA, Bogut played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

During his time in the NBA, Bogut averaged 9.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocked shots through 694 games.

The big fella is coming off an MVP campaign down under. In doing so he was named the league's most valuable player and best defensive player.