Andrew Bogut will be back in the Bay in no time.
The center has agreed to sign with the Warriors and has received clearance from Australia and the NBA, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. Bogut is expected to sign a one-year, minimum deal with Golden State for the rest of the season.
Bogut and the Warriors will now work to finalize a one-year, minimum contract. The NBL's MVP is expected to hold a formal press conference soon with the Sydney Kings to announce his move. https://t.co/aXN82DW7x5— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 6, 2019
Bogut played for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League this season in his native Australia. The center was named MVP of the league after averaging 11.4 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in 30 games.
The 34-year-old will fill the Warriors' 15th roster spot. He last played in the NBA in 2018 when averaged 1.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Lakers. But for four seasons, he was a central cog on the Warriors.
Manning the middle of the paint, Bogut averaged 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in Golden State. Though it's expected he'll play in short spurts, the big man could be the exact enforcer the Warriors need to three-peat.