Report: Andrew Bogut drawing interest from Celtics, Spurs, Jazz, Bucks
Andrew Bogut might have seen an early end to his season, leaving 58 seconds into his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a leg fracture that saw his 2016-17 campaign wrap up earlier than he would’ve liked — but that doesn’t mean his career is done.
The 7-footer has drawn interest by NBA teams with fellow Aussies on board like the Boston Celtics (Aron Baynes), Utah Jazz (Joe Ingles and Dante Exum), San Antonio Spurs (Patty Mills), and Milwaukee Bucks (Thon Maker and Matthew Dellavedova), according to Matt Logue of The Daily Telegraph.
The Spurs and Celtics have proven to have a use for a rebounder and experienced veteran, with both being championship contenders — which can aid Bogut’s quest for another championship.
Utah is determined to be a defensive fort with the assets at hand, which could make Bogut a key backup for Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert. Milwaukee is an unlikely spot, due to its up-and-down style, but his connections could play a part in his role with the team.
The 32-year-old had a tough transition joining the Dallas Mavericks, finding himself jostling in and out of the starting lineup alongside Dirk Nowitzki. Bogut was ultimately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and consequently waived by the team.
He wound up with the Cavs after being picked up from waivers, but was unfortunate to not have a longer stay with the team after his injury.