Andrew Bogut Rumors

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Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut
Position: -
Born: 11/28/84
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Earnings: $118,591,363 ($135,224,207*)
Bogut said he had “on good authority” that Golden State turned down a trade offer from the New Orleans Pelicans that would have brought Lonzo Ball, a “throw in” [player] and a [draft] pick to the Warriors in exchange for Oubre. “I’ve been told that’s not even close to true,” The Athletic’s Anthony Slater said Monday on the “Warriors Plus Minus” podcast. “There was some early Oubre-Lonzo talk prior to the deadline. New Orleans never even came back to the table on Lonzo. And it doesn’t even seem like New Orleans by the end was shopping Lonzo, who has had a resurrected season.
“From what I’ve heard, the offers for Oubre were more in-season downgrades, maybe small assets, salary-dump possibilities — nothing that would have helped this current team more. Now, the argument could be made, ‘Get whatever you can if you’re not gonna re-sign him.’ And if he doesn’t come back and if they don’t even get a trade exception for him, that is criticize-able. “But Lonzo Ball and a pick was not on the table for Kelly Oubre.”
That wasn’t the only Oubre nugget Bogut claimed to know, too. He says the Warriors turned down a Lonzo Ball trade from the New Orleans Pelicans centered around Oubre. “This is an interesting one because I got some word from behind the scenes there. … I have it on good authority they had on offer actually for Lonzo Ball and I think a throw-in pick for Oubre and the Warriors turned it down, funnily enough,” Bogut said. “But I thought that was pretty good deal to shed some salary and get a pick back.”
When asked about Kerr’s comments, Oubre said he’s more than a bench player. Former Warriors center Andrew Bogut says that didn’t sit well with an unnamed player in the locker room. “Now I’m not gonna name the player, but I’ve heard the Warriors players didn’t take too lightly to those comments,” Bogut said on his latest “Rogue Bogues” podcast. “They basically made it pretty known that Andre Iguodala, a Finals MVP, was OK coming off the bench, but we have Kelly motherf–king Oubre who won’t. “And that was not directed behind his back. That was to his face by an unnamed player in that locker room who was not too happy with those comments.”
Storyline: Golden State Warriors Turmoil?
During the 2018-19 season, then-Warriors big Jordan Bell was suspended a game for “conduct detrimental to the team” after he purchased two items at Golden State’s team hotel in Memphis and charged them to assistant coach Mike Brown’s room. Bogut recalled to KNBR’s “Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks” that occurred shortly after he re-joined the Warriors as a free agent, claiming that Bell’s purchase was a lot more innocent than many social-media users assumed. “This hotel had a rule where if you didn’t have a credit card on file, you had to pay for it on the spot,” Bogut explained (h/t KNBR’s Jake Montero). So Jordan Bell goes into the gift shop. I don’t know what the hell he bought, some candles, some peanuts, just a bunch of random s–t, right? Decides ‘I’m going to sign this off to Mike Brown.’ He gets signed off, and as soon as he leaves, they call Mike Brown’s room, like, literally five minutes later like, ‘Sir you need to come back down because we don’t have a credit card on file, you need to pay for that.’ He’s like ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about, I’ve been in my room for the last hour.’
So they get the CCTV footage, and you see Jordan Bell walking in there. And Jordan Bell’s like ‘Nah, it wasn’t me,’ and they’re like ‘We have you on camera’ and he’s like ‘Oh yeah it was, but I was just playing a prank.’ “They take it seriously, right. Then he throws [Klay Thompson] under the bus, ‘Yeah this is a prank that a bunch of us do, like Klay was always doing it to me, always signing his internet and his inter-room movies to my rooms. So I just thought it was a thing we did on the team.’ Then Klay’s sitting there like ‘Dude, what the f— man, I have nothing to do with this.’
Two words perfectly sum up how Andrew Bogut feels about losing the 2016 NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Warriors won an NBA record 73 regular-season games. “It sucks,” Bogut said to The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss on the “House of Strauss” podcast, “to an extent, because we couldn’t put the cherry on top and no one’s gonna really talk about that season being a success even though it was a historic season numbers-wise. Just the way it went down, the circumstances. Give all the credit to Cleveland. “That’s the beauty of a seven-game series, right?”