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