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A total of three players were ejected from Portland’s 113-101 road victory over Golden State on Saturday in the aftermath of a third quarter scrum. There was quite a bit going on in this on-court altercation, which carried toward the courtside seats near the Warriors bench before it was eventually broken up by the referees and coaches from both sides. Bogut eventually swung his right forearm and elbow to clear Freeland off of his body, which prompted a number of Blazers to come to Freeland’s defense. SI.com

A third-quarter fracas broke out late in the third quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers' game at the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, leading to the ejection of Wesley Matthews and Mo Williams. Golden State's Draymond Green also was ejected, and technical fouls were assessed to LaMarcus Aldridge, Joel Freeland and the Warriors' Andrew Bogut. Matthews was assessed a technical as well, but the ejection came because it was his second technical of the game. Williams received a straight ejection. The pushing and shoving came after Bogut threw an elbow to the jaw of Freeland as they were battling in the paint with 3:42 to play in the third quarter. Oregonian

November 22, 2013 Updates

Andrej Lemanis says NBA superstar Andrew Bogut remains "100 per cent committed" to the national side despite being at long odds to play in next year's FIBA World Cup in Spain. After overcoming a horrible run of injuries, Bogut - who just signed a new $36 million, three-year deal with the Golden State Warriors - says he is "up in the air" about representing Australia between now and the 2016 Olympics. "I'm not too sure right now (about the World Cup)," Bogut told the Basketball Australia website. "The body is still a concern for me and I know how much I got out of this last off-season because of the rest and regime I put together. "My immediate goal with the national team is to definitely play in 2016 (Olympics) and anything in between is up in the air right now." FOXSports.com

November 12, 2013 Updates

Joe Lacob: With Bogut, you have to look back and say, yes, he has been injury-prone. There is a big risk here that we're going to be signed up for four years on a guy who may not play as much as we'd like. But you have to look at free agency next summer. There's not a lot. We would be fighting, like we were two years ago, looking for a center. We like Festus Ezeli, but we believe in being good and big and having depth. We had to take a chance. We decided he plays the exact type of basketball that we want to base our team around. So, let's take a chance. Hey, you're not going to win on all these things. But he fits very, very well with what we're trying to build. CSNBayArea.com

November 1, 2013 Updates

DeAndre Jordan and Andrew Bogut got into a shoving match and had to be separated after receiving double technical fouls. Chris Paul stared down Klay Thompson on multiple occasions after plays. And Blake Griffin even got into it with Warriors coach Mark Jackson after bumping him on the sidelines one time too many. "He was taking it out and he bumped me twice," Jackson said. "I wasn't going to let it happen a third time." Griffin laughed about the incident, saying, "Before the game coach said we have to find a body and box out, and I just mistook him. It was my fault. "It was nothing, really. He thought it was more than I thought it was." ESPN.com

October 28, 2013 Updates

As has been reported, Bogut’s guaranteed base salaries descend from year to year in order to give the Warriors’ some flexibility in the later years–to fill in the numbers, MT-2 and I believe the deal starts at about $12.9M in 2014-15, drops to about $12M in 2015-16 and finishes at about $11.1M in 2016-17. San Jose Mercury-News

Bogut’s deal includes the potential to receive 15% more in incentives–which is the maximum allowable bonus package for “not likely to be achieved” clauses, as these are/will be classified (because he didn’t achieve them last season). That means the deal starts at $36M guaranteed and his maximum bonus pool is $5.4M, for a total possible package of $41.4M. San Jose Mercury-News

During the life of this deal (from 2014-15 to 2016-17), in each season Bogut plays 65 regular-season games AND ALSO hits one of the incentive marks, he earns the full 15% bonus for that season. Here are the marks, again, which must come along with 65 games played: 1st, 2nd or 3rd team All-NBA; 1st, or 2nd team All-Defense;All-Star; NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Because Bogut did not hit any of those marks last season, every one of these incentive categories is or will likely be considered “not likely to be achieved” San Jose Mercury-News

October 27, 2013 Updates

I'm sure your folks at home appreciate your view there. To jump to the extension, you'd said the other day that you were confident about your health and this wasn't a case of locking up a deal just in case you got hurt. So where exactly was your head at on this? Andrew Bogut: "It was one of those things where, look, to be honest, on the open market, if I have a good year this year I could probably make two or three or four (million) more a year, but the question I asked myself is, 'When is enough enough?' I like to be a pretty settled person. I don't like moving around too much. I didn't want to play a season out with trade talks because of being an expiring contract and being a valuable trade asset, and not knowing what the future holds for me. I'm very homely, so that was a part of it. "It's a pretty fair deal for both parties. I think we came to a common ground, and I think it was fair. Look, I think – would I have liked more money? Yes. Would they have liked to pay me less? Yes. But it's a common ground that's fair for both parties, and I was never going to be a guy that knocked on their door and said, 'Look, give me this money or I'm out of here.' I think we both handled it pretty professionally, and we came to a good deal." USA Today Sports

So before we get into the extension, I hear you're on a mission to bring the NBA to Australia. Andrew Bogut: "Yeah, I mean it's the only place left that hasn't had any NBA interaction, and that's sad in my opinion. I know it's not a country with a billion people or preferred sponsorships or whatever it is, but I think the time is coming that we deserve an NBA game there for the fans. What a lot of people don't know is that on the NBA international League Pass, I think Australia is No. 1 in the world I believe, outside of the states. And I believe they're No. 1, I think, in international merchandise sales. So the NBA is making a lot from Australia, and it'd be a pretty good thing for them to have a game out there in the coming years. "I think it's something that should be looked at. The NBA is really trying to globalize the game, and really selling that. I've been to China twice now, and the message is 'We love this game, and the NBA is global.' Well I believe Australia and New Zealand haven't had that experience yet, so it'd definitely be a great experience. And look, I'm not going to be selfish. Even if it's not the Golden State Warriors, so be it. It'd be nice if I would go, but I just want the fans to experience an NBA game in Australia." USA Today Sports

October 26, 2013 Updates

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