The Warriors are on the way to bringing back a familiar face in Andrew Bogut. The 34-year-old has been taking his talents down under this past season playing for the Sydney Kings in the National Basketball League.
And if everything goes well, he could be back in the Bay in the next couple of days.
Bogut spent four seasons with the Warriors across his 14-year career in the NBA. He last played for the team during the 2015-16 season where he was then traded to Dallas in July 2016 as part of a roster makeover -- that's when the Warriors signed Kevin Durant.
Durant was asked about the possible addition of Bogut, but he seemed to be rather indifferent about it at first:
Kevin Durant on the need for #Warriors to add a defensive minded center, previous battles (or lack thereof) w/Bogut & welcoming him to team. pic.twitter.com/3lAaxz51aC— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) March 4, 2019
"As long as he does his job," Durant told the media scrum on Monday.
And while the two never played with one another on the same team, they certainly know what it's like to face each other in high-pressure situations -- ahem, the 2016 Western Conference Finals. This would turn out to be the last game Durant would play with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the last time Bogut would sport a Warriors uniform.
Until now ...
So while the possibility the two "battled," was brought up, Durant made sure to shut down that talk down quickly.
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"I didn't really battle with him," Durant said. "I never even really thought about that, even going up against him."
He did pay a few compliments to Bogut saying he will add some knowledge since he's been on the team before and he looks forward to having him on the team.