Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut knows there could be a trade coming down the pipeline in the coming months — either as a sign of resignation from the organization in an attempt to amass talent in an otherwise lost season, or in efforts to put together a playoff push.
Either way, the 7-foot offseason acquisition has both eyes open and is aware of the possibility of him being dealt before the All-Star break.
“I’m being honest, I know I could be traded,” Bogut told SB Nation’s Tim Cato.
“I haven’t asked to be traded,” Bogut said. “That’s the best answer I can give you.”
Bogut had a candid conversation with head coach Rick Carlisle and was willing to come off the bench to ease matters for the starting rotation, stating there was no point of him going out on the floor only to get pulled 30 seconds later.
He has struggled to fit with star forward Dirk Nowitzki as two 7-footers in the starting rotation, ultimately opting to come off the bench.
The Mavericks are slowly seeing each and every reason why the Golden State Warriors knew they’d have to part ways with Andrew Bogut.
The Warriors once made the shocking move for an often-injured Bogut, a move unpopular for the fan base that actually ended up paying dividends for the franchise. Dallas hoped to have the same luck by taking him on in the last year of his contract. However, he’s put a lot more wear and tear in his already fragile body, rendering him short of his full athleticism.
The Aussie big man is averaging 3.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.9 blocks on 45.5 percent shooting through 19 games this season.