Sydney Kings Rumors
The Sydney Kings are still interested Andrew Bogut and will keep the final spot on their roster open while the big man decides where his future lies. Bogut, the NBL MVP in the 2018-19 season, remains unsure about his next career move due to the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. Since parting ways with the Kings in late May, the Boomers big man has been spending time with family as he weighs up returning to the NBL or NBA as a lead-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Pongrass stressed there was no pressure on Bogut to decide his future and the franchise understands his decision to weigh up his options during a period of significant global uncertainty. “Andrew told us he wanted to wait and see what was happening with the NBL, the NBA and the Olympics and we were fully respectful of that,” he said. “We told him to go and do his thing, take your time and look after your body.”
The 6-foot-7 Bowen, now 21, played for the Sydney Kings in 2018-19 but wasn’t drafted. He ended up signing a two-way deal this summer with the Indiana Pacers. He’s with the Pacers’ G League developmental team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, and made his Pacers debut last week with two points. “We have had dozens of NBA scouts attend games this season. Up to half a dozen or more will attend any single game featuring an NBL Next Star, and this is also great exposure for other NBL players to make a case for transitioning to the NBA,” Loeliger said.
Shaun Livingston, meanwhile, is openly contemplating retirement at 33. Andrew Bogut, 34, is headed back to the Sydney Kings of Australia’s National Basketball League. DeMarcus Cousins is headed for free agency, too, but is widely considered unlikely to return.