The Golden State Warriors intend to sign center Andrew Bogut for the remainder of the season after he receives his letter of clearance from the Sydney Kings of Australia’s National Basketball League, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The clearing process is expected to take about 48 hours, sources said.
Bogut, 34, was the league MVP this past season with the Kings. He averaged 11.6 points for the Sydney Kings this past season, earned the NBL Best Defensive Player Award and was voted to the All-NBL First Team.
Bogut also had interest from the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, sources said.
The 7-footer hasn’t played in the NBA in more than a year, with his last stint being with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017-18.
He played four seasons with the Warriors and was a member of the 2014-15 championship team.
Golden State had been seeking depth at center, and Robin Lopez was a primary target. But the Chicago Bulls refused to negotiate a buyout, so the Warriors had to look elsewhere.
Bogut, a 13-year NBA veteran, has championship experience, knows the system and is well-liked in the locker room.
Could the Warriors go 16-0 in the Playoffs with Bogut returning?