Andrew Bogut Rumors

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Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut
Position: C
Born: 11/28/84
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary:
Among the first topics discussed in an hour of conversation was the latest acquisition made by the front office, veteran big man Andrew Bogut. “There was an analytic that the front office ran that said our team last year had one of the lowest percentages in stopping other teams at the rim,” Pelinka explained. “Teams would get by us on the perimeter and finish at the rim. So we addressed that with a guy like Andrew Bogut, who can come in and be a paint protector. I think the roster is retrofitted for better defense.”
It’s likely that Walton played a key role in why Bogut chose the Lakers. “I said, ‘I would obviously love to have you,” Walton told Ireland and Thompson. “You can anchor our defense, you can pass the ball. The fact that you’re a champion around our young players is something that could be huge for us.’ … Bogut had other teams that were interested in him obviously, but he chose us.”