Found October 17, 2013 on Bay Sports Report:
After months of rehab, setbacks, and disappointments, Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut proved his worth to the team in the playoffs, becoming a force on the boards and showing that he could be the defensive anchor that the Warriors have been missing for decades. He was instrumental in their first round series victory over the Denver Nuggets, and was solid in the second round against the San Antonio Spurs. Still, Bogut suffered from chronic ankle swelling, and was far from 100%. That, however, is not the case this season. According to’s Scott Howard-Cooper, Warriors brass started negotiations with Bogut’s agent, David Bauman, shortly before the team departed Oakland for Beijing. With quality big men becoming a rarity in the league, to the extent of centers being excluded from the All-Star ballot, Bogut would have no shortage of suitors should he hit the free agent market next summer. By signing him to an extension now, the Warriors would potentially save themselves some money, and a lot of headaches at the negotiating table. Bogut has looked sharp this preseason, leading the team in rebounding at 10 per game through the first 4 games. His good health and improving performance should bode him well in negotiations, and Bogut adds that he hasn’t forgotten the Warriors’ participation in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes this past summer, and may use that to his advantage to get some payback financially. While there are no concrete numbers as of yet, the team is reportedly seeking a three-year extension to add to Bogut’s current deal, which will pay him $14.2 million this season. After enduring years of Erick Dampier, the lovable but very average Adonal Foyle, and the disappearance of the once-promising Andris Biedrins, Warrior fans may finally have found their presence down low in the man from down under.

Report: Warriors, Andrew Bogut talking extension

From’s Scott Howard-Cooper-Draper-Pryce comes news of developing talks between the Warriors and Andrew Bogut over a contract extension: Bogut said team officials started conversations with agent David Bauman last week, before the Warriors left Oakland for exhibition games in Beijing and Shanghai against the Lakers. Bogut expects talks to heat up once Golden State returns...

The injury to Harrison Barnes could shake up the Warriors’ rotation

Golden State Warriors’ Harrison Barnes has missed two game and most of another with a left foot injury. He will miss tonight’s game with the Lakers and there is no timetable when he will return. As reported by Scott-Howard Cooper at, statements from the Warriors say that Barnes will rest when the calendar allows, which could mean he doesn’t play the rest of the preseason...

Iguodala still getting a feel for new Warriors teammates

Four games into the Warriors’ seven-game preseason schedule we’ve seen a fast start by power forward David Lee and a furious finish by point guard Stephen Curry. We’ve seen 7-foot center Andrew Bogut play heavy minutes seen shooting guard Klay Thompson as a starter and as a sixth man. And yes we’ve seen Andre Iguodala utterly dominate specific moments of games as few others...

Andrew Bogut and Warriors Discussing contract

With the NBA regular season less than two weeks away, it appears the Golden State Warriors are trying to tie up Centre Andrew Bogut. Bogut has had injury problems, but it appears the Warriors don’t want him to leave through free agency (Courtesy Zimbio) The Australian Centre has had well documented injury problems, and he understands that he may have to include contract incentives...

Warriors, Bogut begin negotiations on contract extension

The Warriors and Andrew Bogut have opened negotiations on a contract extension designed to keep him off the free-agent market in July he told with Bogut willing to make major concessions to stay but also looking for payback from management for pursuing Dwight Howard last offseason. Bogut said team officials started conversations with agent David Bauman last week before the...

Warriors Begin Extension Discussions With Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut and the Golden State Warriors have begun negotiations a contract extension. Bogut is scheduled to become a free agent in July. The Warriors pursued Dwight Howard this offseason, but signing Bogut long-term was always the more likely option. Bogut said the initial numbers from the Warriors, “weren’t insulting. But they weren’t what I’m looking for. Nothing concrete...

Warriors’ Begin Discussing Extension With Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut and the Golden State Warriors have reportedly started negotiations on a contract extension. According to RealGM, the Warriors always felt signing Bogut to a long-term deal was always the more likely option even though they pursued Dwight Howard in the off-season. Bogut was asked about the Warriors initial offer. “The numbers weren’t insulting. But they weren...

Shocker: Andrew Bogut leaves game with injury

Not even two weeks into the preseason, and of course this happens: Andrew Bogut got the ball on the left low block, with Pau Gasol on his back. He took a couple dribbles towards the middle then spun back to his left, dropping in the left hand hook. This was at the 9:26 mark of the first quarter. Running back down court, Bogut began to grimace and hold his lower back. Moments later...

Stephen Curry Infographic

With the NBA’s preseason starting to heat up, we were sent a pretty cool infographic to post. This one comes from a former teammate of the Golden State Warriors star shooting guard, Stephen Curry. Lamar Hull was a teammate of Curry’s at Davidson University back in 2006-07. Lamar composed a cool infographic highlighting Stephen’s college and pro career. Courtesy of: Inspirational...

The Countdown:: Top 10 Most Interesting NBA Storylines for the 2013-2014 Season: #9 The God Among Us

It’s hard to pick Stephen Curry out of a crowd… except on the basketball court. Yesterday we at Next Impulse Sports[i] kicked off our NBA Countdown. Only nine (business) days to go! For a full explanation of The Countdown and to check out #10 on this list click below:

Warriors rout Lakers in Shanghai

Klay Thompson made 5 of 6 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help the Golden State Warriors rout the Los Angeles Lakers 115-89 in a pre-season game in Shanghai on Friday night. David Lee added 16 points and Draymond Green had 14 points and six rebounds for the Warriors, who followed up their 100-95 win over the Lakers in Beijing on Tuesday with another victory. Shanghai native...

2013-2014 NBA Player Rankings (54-50)

A few of us here at UTSN have been working on a top 100 NBA players list. Here is numbers 54-50   54. Andrew Bogut (Golden State Warriors) Bogut in current talks with the Warriors about a contract extention. If Bogut and Lee can both stay healthy the Warriors might be  a dangerous team this year. Regular Season Stats: 24.6 MIN, 5.8 PPG, 7.7 REB, 2.1 AST   53) Danny Granger (Indiana...

Warriors Begin Extension Talks with Andrew Bogut

Oakland, CA - The Golden State Warriors are fresh off of a second round exit from the NBA Playoffs, but expect to be right back in contention in the Western Conference this season. Andrew Bogut is expected to be a key piece of what the Warriors will try to do, and Golden State has opened […]

Warriors open China trip with comeback win over Lakers

Clearly playing to win the Warriors outscored the Los Angeles 31-15 in the fourth quarter wiping out an 11-point deficit and taking a 100-95 preseason win over the Lakers on Tuesday at MasterCard Center in Beijing China. Power forward David Lee led all scorers with 31 points on 12-of-16 shooting while center Andrew Bogut dominated the boards with a game-high 14 rebounds. The...
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