The Golden State Warriors are expected this week to sign Andrew Bogut.

Golden State Preparing To Sign Bogut

The 34-year-old center is coming off an NBL MVP season in his native Australia and was a member of the first two Warriors campaigns that ended with them reaching the Finals.

Once Bogut obtains a work visa and gets clearance from FIBA, he can sign a contract for the remainder of the season. His season with the Sydney Kings of the NBL wrapped up on Sunday. Sources are saying that a FIBA clearance will come at some point this week. However, receiving a visa will take longer, between seven and 10 days.

Warriors assistant general manager Larry Harris selected Bogut first overall in the 2005 NBA Draft when he led the Milwaukee Bucks‘ front office. Reports claim that Harris recently went out to Australia to see Bogut play.


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Coach Steve Kerr said that the team had discussed bringing the center back into the fold — after Bogut last played with the Warriors from 2012 to 2016 — but that there are no contracts signed yet.

“I’m not going to go into kind of our needs and all that,” Kerr said after Monday’s practice. “Just cut right to the chase and tell you that we have been talking to Bogut and his representatives and nothing is official. And there’s things that have to happen and we can’t really comment on it until it’s official. The other question I’ll answer at the appropriate time.”


Warriors forward Kevin Durant, in the last year of his deal, expressed confidence in the front office to fill the final roster spot.”We trust whoever they bring in as long as he do his job,” he said. “I’m sure Bogut’s going to add a little bit of knowledge and wisdom because he’s been a part of the system before. We’re looking forward to having him on the team.”

It should also be noted that Lakers head coach Luke Walton could also find his way back to the squad before the playoffs. He’s been in hot water recently as it looks like LA will miss the playoffs but the Warriors would be happy to have him back. During Walton’s time as interim coach of Golden State, he had a 39-4 record.

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