Warriors welcome Bogut back to NBA

The Golden State Warriors officially brought center Andrew Bogut back to the NBA on Wednesday.

The team did not release the terms, but the San Francisco Chronicle said Bogut signed a one-year minimum contract. The minimum for a player with 10-plus years of NBA experience is $2.4 million in 2018-19.

Bogut, 34, has not played in the NBA since a Jan. 1, 2018 game with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is not expected to join the Warriors until their March 13-19 road trip to Houston, Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Minnesota, according to the Chronicle.

The 7-footer is coming off a successful stint in his native Australia’s National Basketball League, where he swept the league’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Bogut averaged 11.4 points, a league-high 11.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.7 blocks in 30 games with the Sydney Kings.

Bogut played four seasons with the Warriors from 2012-16, starting 230 of 236 games and averaging 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots. He won a championship with Golden State in 2014-15.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft has compiled career averages of 9.8 points and 8.7 boards in 13 seasons with five teams.

–Field Level Media