HoopsHype Andrew Bogut rumors

February 3, 2014 Updates

However the rule doesn't apply to international hopefuls, paving the way for Exum to accelerate his career. He sought the counsel of family and several Australian Boomers teammates before deciding that skipping college was in his best interests. ''The main thing was some players don't perform in college, it is a different game and I was also thinking about injuries,'' Exum said. ''Being over there I'd be under the microscope, in my opinion it was a smart move to forego it and head straight to the NBA. ''My dad was a big influence, but Joe Ingles, Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut helped me through this decision. Bogut went through the pressure of being the No.1 pick, he knows what it's all about.'' Canberra Times

January 29, 2014 Updates

Bob Myers: But Andrew understood that this is a place he wanted to be, and he obviously wanted to get a fair deal. I felt like we offered a fair deal, obviously he did too because he accepted it. But to find veteran extension opportunities, sometimes you need circumstances where a player is willing to possibly forgo an extra year of money for the security of getting a deal then instead of playing a year out. If they’re playing on teams that are willing to commit and not make the player play out that extra year, and willing to commit to him early, there are always variables that play into it. Some financial, some situational; injury plays into it to some extent, age plays into it, whether that player feels like he can get another deal, happiness, how happy is the player in that market, on that team with his coach and his front office. A lot of things have to line up and that’s why I think you see few of those types of deals. Basketball Insiders

January 27, 2014 Updates

Bob Myers: And I think specifically to Curry and Bogut, if we were going to bet, we were going to bet on high character people, and we felt like with both there were certainly risks. There were certainly risks with Curry, I think if you look back when that decision was made, 50 percent of people were against it. I’m sure 50 percent of people were against Bogut. But we have to make difficult decisions, everybody in any front office of any professional sports organization has to because you’re dealing in the commodity of human people, so it’s not perfect. It’s not a machine, it’s a person, so you really have to weigh all the elements that go into resigning or extending a player: Who they are, what their talent level is, history of injury, projected potential injury. So it’s difficult, it’s not easy. And sometimes you’re going to get it right, sometimes you’re going to get it wrong. But we felt like with the moves we’ve made, we feel like we’re betting on the right kind of people, and the right kind of talent. Basketball Insiders

Bob Myers: This organization has been small for so long and has had some success in that way, but from ownership on down, we feel like size is imperative to compete consistently in the NBA. So we had an opportunity to trade a guard for a center, and I think those opportunities are rare, and we took advantage of it. And Bogut happened to be hurt at the time. I’m not sure we could have got him if he was healthy. If he was healthy that would have been fine, maybe that would have allowed us to make a push towards the playoffs. But the fact that he was hurt allowed us to see what the team was with a lot of our young assets. Every day we come to work, we’re trying to find ways to improve our roster. Whether that’s through current assets or future assets or developing organically through the players we have here. Every day we want to leave work a little bit better than when we came in. Basketball Insiders

January 6, 2014 Updates

"I still have a special place in my heart for Milwaukee," Bogut said. "I went through adolescence to late teenage years to growing into a man in Milwaukee so it'll always have a special place in my heart. I believe I still have a lot of fans there. I have a lot of respect for the city. There will be a little bit of boo birds, a little bit of both. That's just the way it goes. I'm excited to go there and see people that I spent my first eight years of my career with." San Jose Mercury-News

January 2, 2014 Updates

The following players cannot be dealt at all this season: Alexis Ajinca — New Orleans Pelicans; D.J. Augustin — Chicago Bulls; Andrew Bogut — Golden State Warriors; Kobe Bryant — Los Angeles Lakers; Seth Curry — Memphis Grizzlies; Chris Douglas-Roberts — Charlotte Bobcats; Stephen Jackson — Los Angeles Clippers; James Johnson — Memphis Grizzlies; Kendall Marshall — Los Angeles Lakers; Malcolm Thomas — San Antonio Spurs. HoopsWorld

December 31, 2013 Updates
December 26, 2013 Updates

Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement today regarding the ejection of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin with 10:43 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors' 105-103 win over the Clippers on Dec. 25, at Oracle Arena: "After a league review of the Clippers-Warriors game, we have come to the conclusion that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from the game. A common foul should have been called on Griffin for initially attempting to dislodge the Warriors' Andrew Bogut and a technical foul should have been assessed to Bogut for grabbing Griffin by the shirt and wrestling with him." NBA.com

December 5, 2013 Updates

Hence, if you have any doubt as to a healthy Bogut's importance on this particular trip, consider the words of forward Marreese Speights. Speights played a season and a half with Memphis in 2011 and 2012, and said when the Warriors came to town, the objective was always simple. "The main focus was out-bullying them, and making sure you hit 'em a couple times," said Speights, now a Warrior. "That was the mind-set every time they played against us." San Jose Mercury-News

December 1, 2013 Updates
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November 24, 2013 Updates

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

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