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Bogut open to Australia-NBA dual season again

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Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut doesn’t know exactly what his future will hold after this postseason, but he expects he’ll go back to Australia and play in the National Basketball League again.

And if an opportunity arises leading up to next year’s NBA playoffs for the 7-footer to rejoin a squad for a postseason run?

Well, he might do that again, too.

“I might’ve started a trend,” Bogut said with a smile Tuesday after the Warriors’ practice at their downtown Oakland facility, leading into Wednesday’s Game 5 in their first-round series against the LA Clippers. (With a win, the Warriors can close out the series.)
In March, after playing for the Sydney Kings, Bogut rejoined the Warriors, whom he played for during their 2015 title run and the season after when they won a record 73 regular-season games.nike nfl jerseys cheap china

He has played a vital role in this postseason, especially since the Warriors lost starting center DeMarcus Cousins to a left leg injury. Bogut is averaging 5.5 points, 3 assists and 8.5 rebounds over 16.3 minutes of action in the Warriors’ four games this postseason entering Wednesday.4

“He looks amazing,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said after Game 3. “It’s been incredible to have him back, especially with DeMarcus going down. We’re obviously still praying for DeMarcus. Wish him a speedy recovery. Hoping he can get back for this Finals run. But Bogut has been incredible for us.”

On Tuesday, the 34-year-old Bogut said he didn’t think he’d come back to the Warriors and struggle. “I know the system pretty well,” he added.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

But he also said perspective has come with having children in recent years.

“Different things are important now,” Bogut said. “Like I said many times in the last couple weeks, just appreciating this opportunity and appreciating being in a situation to win an NBA championship was something I probably didn’t enjoy as much the last time around.”

Warriors coach Steve Kerr touched on that same topic after Game 3.

“I think Andrew is in a really good place,” Kerr said. “I think having a couple kids, going home to Australia and playing, I think he’s just feeling really good about his life and his game. He’s freed himself up. He’s playing at a really high level.”

In terms of his future, Bogut did say he plans to go back and play in the NBL next season, even if an NBA team wanted him to join its roster for the regular season.

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