One of the original building blocks of this Warriors dynasty appears to be close to returning.
The Warriors "have emerged as the frontrunners" for Andrew Bogut, The Athletic's Shams Charania is reporting.
The Golden State Warriors have emerged as the frontrunners for Andrew Bogut, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Bogut's representatives are working this week through letter of clearance process from Australia's Sydney Kings.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 4, 2019
News linking Bogut and the Warriors was first reported by Charania on Sunday morning.
Bogut has been playing for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League in his native Australia. The contract he signed with the Kings in 2018 didn't have an out-clause to go back to the NBA, so according to Charania, Bogut's agent is working to clear the way for Bogut to return to the NBA.
In 30 games with the Kings, Bogut averaged 11.4 points and 11.6 rebounds and was named NBL MVP.
Bogut last played in the NBA in 2018 when he appeared in 23 games for the Lakers. The last time Bogut put on a Warriors uniform was the 2016 NBA Finals when Golden State lost to the Cavaliers. Following the season, Bogut was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in order to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.
Now, Bogut and Durant could be teammates.