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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:21 pm
Bogut has signed a 3 year extension.

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Warriors extend center Bogut's contract

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors are banking on Andrew Bogut's future in the Bay Area.

The Warriors and the often-injured center agreed to a contract extension Friday, a day after the team finished the preseason. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press it was for three years and $36 million and could be worth up to about $42 million with incentives.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms had not been publicly disclosed. Bogut's contract was set to expire after this season.

"We put a lot of money into believing he's going to be healthy," general manager Bob Myers said. "In this business, you're taking risks on players, whether they stay healthy or not. We used all our analysis, all the things we knew, all the information that was at hand with us to make the decision we did.

"Size is a scarcity in the NBA, and we felt like this was somebody we needed to have going forward to be a successful NBA basketball team. He's a big piece of our recent and past success and hopefully future success. So for us, we were willing to take that risk, and we think it's a good one."

The Warriors acquired Bogut in a trade-deadline deal in March 2012 that sent guard Monta Ellis to Milwaukee. Bogut did not play for Golden State that season while recovering from a fractured left ankle.

The 7-footer from Australia missed 50 of 82 games last season, mostly because of soreness in his surgically repaired ankle. He also battled back and knee injuries while averaging a career-low 5.8 points to go with 7.7 rebounds, but he was at his best in the playoffs, making a major difference on defense to help the Warriors get to the second round.

Myers, Bogut and Bogut's agent, David Bauman, spoke generally in May about an extension and agreed to revisit talks more seriously this October. Bogut said he gave the Warriors a Friday deadline to get a deal done because he didn't want negotiations to drag into the regular season, which begins Wednesday night at home against the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I was never a greedy guy that was going to come and say, `Pay me X or I'm walking or pay me X or I'm going to free agency,"' Bogut said. "I think I'm realistic about the injuries that I've had and the tough times that I've had with the organization and the pressure that they've faced with fans for making the trade. It was one of those things where we came to common ground and I was happy. I could've easily said, `I'll wait till the offseason and easily make more money in the long run' and have someone just chasing you. But I'm happy with my deal right now."

When Bogut has played, he has played well. He has career averages of 12.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.58 blocks in 440 regular-season games over eight seasons.

Staying healthy enough to play, though, has been a constant battle since Milwaukee made him the No. 1 overall pick out of Utah in the 2005 draft.

Bogut took anti-inflammatory injections just to stay on the court in the playoffs last season, but he showed up in the biggest moments despite his limitations.

He had 21 rebounds, 14 points, four blocks and three assists in the Game 6 clincher against Denver in the first round. He also fought through pain until the eventual Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs sent the Warriors home in six games in the second round.

Bogut missed the end of the 2009-10 season with Milwaukee when he dislocated his right elbow, sprained his right wrist and broke his right hand in a hard fall to the floor. He also missed significant time with an injured lower back in the 2008-09 season.

Bogut has repeatedly called the injuries "freak accidents," but the setbacks have taken a toll, physically and mentally. At one point while rehabbing his ankle most of last season, Bogut said he was in a "dark place" and even considered retirement.

Instead, Golden State's surprising playoffs - and his role in it - left him rejuvenated. He lost about 15 pounds this offseason, showing up in training camp in great shape.

"Just kind of surreal," Bogut said. "Just kind of thinking about coming to the NBA as a kid was a dream, it wasn't reality. To be extended now ... it's an unbelievable feeling."
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:16 am
That puts Curry, Iggy, and now Bogut at deals below their market value. Amazing what this ownership has done; the only overpaid guy left is DLee and, based on how they shopped him this summer, we might not have him much longer.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:15 am
32 wrote:That puts Curry, Iggy, and now Bogut at deals below their market value. Amazing what this ownership has done; the only overpaid guy left is DLee and, based on how they shopped him this summer, we might not have him much longer.

Agreed. The front office has done an amazing job all the way around. I like Lee but we could upgrade that position with that kind of money or get equal productivity for less.

Right now I'm happy we have David going into this season and can't wait to see what this roster can do.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:26 am
I agree JREED. Obviously, if something isnt working in the first 20-25 games, a change could be made. But for now, I am very optimistic with this roster we have now (and for the price we're paying for them).
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:11 pm
Bogut couldn't settle for ten million a year? I think he is very valuable, but he has not played a full season that I can recall and hasn't played much since coming here. If all goes well, it is a good value deal, but read that with incentives is fourteen million a year, so not really good value. Bogut has to earn it and personally I think the FO should have pushed to get him cheaper, which they probably did, or waited another month and see how he is going.

The advantage for Bogut in dealing is that there is a major deficiency in Centers nowadays and even injured rather often he is still a top 10 one.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:52 pm
$12 mil ain't bad when you think about other centers' contracts around the league. Guys like J McGee, who's nowhere near Bogut's level, is making $11mil. It is all about health though just like Curry's contract was all about health. I think Warriors FO continues to make the right moves. Bogut is a top 5 center while healthy and we all saw the impact he made in the playoffs and how important having a legitimate C can be especially in the West. I also like that the contract goes down to $11mil for the year Klay needs to be resigned and have a little more wiggle room for that.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:01 am
I heard the deal was front loaded, and if so, that's amazing.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:47 am
Blackfoot wrote:I heard the deal was front loaded, and if so, that's amazing.



I hope so. That would be even better.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:25 am
Regardless of how the deal was structured, this Warrior front office has once again demonstrated that it is focused on implementing its strategic plan of building a roster that can compete deep into the playoffs. No more gimmicky "small ball;" no more "hope as a strategy;" and no more "re-signing players to exorbitant contracts because of front office panic."

If Bogut can stay healthy and go into the playoffs with the ability to give the team 30-35 minutes a night at the center position, then this team can actually compete for a championship.

Again, we are so fortunate as long suffering Warrior fans to have this new ownership, front office, coaching staff, and roster to be vertically aligned to compete for a championship.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:06 pm
Bogut has been great all season but has been in stellar form in the last 6 or 7 games.

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Bogut has been great and held his own for sure. That's one of the reasons why I think the team should be among the top 4 in the nba right now, because Bogut has played almost every game and done it so well. Once his two backups are back, surely the team will rise because the interior will be well covered on both ends.

Playoffs should be great for the team.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:43 pm
migya wrote:Bogut has been great and held his own for sure. That's one of the reasons why I think the team should be among the top 4 in the nba right now, because Bogut has played almost every game and done it so well. Once his two backups are back, surely the team will rise because the interior will be well covered on both ends.

Playoffs should be great for the team.

Actually we've been ranked as high as 2nd on power rankings. Losing 4 of 6 in January hurt us, but I predict we'll be in the top 4 in March.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:43 pm
We don't need any additional players jacking up threes. Sheesh. We need more Inside out for this team...UGH!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:30 pm
Lookin like the steal of the year so far.

Bogut is literally trailing Hibbert - and Hibbert alone - among NBA centers in all the stats that matter.

What a coup for Bob Myers this turned out to be.
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