Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 10/16/13
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’t what I’m looking for. Nothing concrete has been actually formally written up. We’ve just been going back and forth, but nothing too crazy.” Considering his inability to stay healthy, Bogut has no problem with a three year incentive laden deal. “Just based on the fact that my last two injuries I can’t control,” Bogut said. “If these were chronic injuries from lack of conditioning or not working out in the summer or being a fat slob, I can understand the caution. But would I do things to the extent that Andrew Bynum’s done with his contract? Hell no. The clauses that he has, there’s no chance I would sign a contract. But basically having game incentives — whatever the number is, 60, 70, whatever it is — I have no problem. I think that’s only fair.”
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