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Warriors officially take back the veteran center Bogut

Golden State Warriors fans now have a blast from the past on the roster to cheer on. The team announced Wednesday that it has officially signed Andrew Bogut for a contract. Although the terms of the deal were not released by the team, several reports say that the deal was expected to be a one-year minimum contract. Warrior hopes to sign Andrew Bogut's contract the next day or two, source date. Then the war arena will get more clarity when he will join the team. https://t.co/sv0W02LWhb – Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 6, 2019 Bogut and Warriors will now work to complete a one-year minimum contract. NBL's MVP is expected to hold a formal press conference soon with Sydney Kings to announce its move. https://t.co/aXN82DW7x5 – Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 6, 2019 During four seasons with Warriors (from 2012-16) Bogut was 6.3 points, 8.3 returns, 2.2 helps and 1.7 blocks in 23.7 minutes over 236 games. He ranks others on the Golden State's all-time field target percentage list (.581) and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2014-15. Bogut, 34, recently completed the 2018-19 season with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League in Australia, where he earned the league's most valuable players, this year's defensive players and All-NBL First Team Honors. He averaged 11.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.7 blocks in 29.7 minutes over 30 games in the NBL. Originally designed first overall by Milwaukee in 2005, the 7 foot man has a career average of…

Golden State Warriors fans now have a blast from the past on the roster to cheer on.

The team announced Wednesday that it has officially signed Andrew Bogut for a contract. Although the terms of the deal were not released by the team, several reports say that the deal was expected to be a one-year minimum contract.

During four seasons with Warriors (from 2012-16) Bogut was 6.3 points, 8.3 returns, 2.2 helps and 1.7 blocks in 23.7 minutes over 236 games. He ranks others on the Golden State’s all-time field target percentage list (.581) and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2014-15.

Bogut, 34, recently completed the 2018-19 season with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League in Australia, where he earned the league’s most valuable players, this year’s defensive players and All-NBL First Team Honors. He averaged 11.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.7 blocks in 29.7 minutes over 30 games in the NBL.

Originally designed first overall by Milwaukee in 2005, the 7 foot man has a career average of 9.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. He was a key member of the Warriors’ 2015 championship team and the team that reached the final in 2016. Golden State lost the 16th series to Cleveland Cavaliers as Bogut missed the last two games in that series of knee injury.

He wrote with NBL in April and planned to play two seasons with the kings and then said it was “No outs” in his deal if an NBA team would be interested.

After renouncing the Lakers in January 2018, it was expected that the free agent would join a combat law for a playoff push. But Bogut said he would stay in Australia and focus on returning to the 2018-19 season. He also tweeted that his wife’s pregnancy with her second child was considered “high-risk” and she did not have to travel at that time.

Bogut played 24 games for the Lakers after signing in September 2017, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds when starting five games. He was acquired by Cleveland during the second half of last season, but he broke his left leg less than a minute in his debut with Cavaliers. He played for seven years with Bucks (2005-12) before being traded to the Golden State in the Monta Ellis deal.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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