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Report: Andrew Bogut, Warriors agree to three year, $43 million extension

Oct 25, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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It comes down to this: In the playoffs last year, the Golden State Warriors’ defense was 7.8 points per 100 possessions better when Andrew Bogut was on the court.

Stephen Curry is the new star and Andre Iguodala was brought in to be the glue guy and defend the wings, but if the Warriors are going to really win — especially come playoff time — it comes down to Bogut protecting the rim. So if they think he’s healthy, they may want to lock him up.

Apparently they think he is so they have, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

The details of the contract are as follows:

Myers and Bauman designed a contract for Bogut that will allow for payroll flexibility over the course of the three years, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Bogut will make $13 million-plus in 2014-15 before his annual base salary descends by 7.5 percent to $12 million in 2015-16 and to $11 million 2016-17.

Instead of being nervous or skeptical about whether or not this was a wise decision by the Warriors’ front office, fans of the franchise should be optimistic. The only reason for Golden State to lock up Bogut like this before the season begins is likely due to something they’ve seen this preseason — namely, that Bogut is as close to 100 percent as he’s been in some time, and that a big season (which would boost his value as a free agent next summer) is not only potentially on the horizon, but is somewhat expected.

We reported a while back this was possible and the sides seemed to be in the same ballpark. The only question is, with the history of injuries that Bogut has had to battle through, is three years wise?

The Warriors are gambling yes, and it may not turn out to be that much of a risk given the timing of the extension.

  1. Anoesis - Oct 25, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    “…when Andrew Bogut was on the court the Golden State Warriors’ defense was 7.8 points per 100 possessions better when Andrew Bogut was on the court.”

    Hope they signed the first guy and not the second one.

  2. txmade06 - Oct 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    As a Rockets fan I don’t think its a good idea. Big men with a injury history tend to keep getting injured..

  3. therealhtj - Oct 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    No chance at all this backfires.

  4. JMClarkent - Oct 25, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    The smart thing to do would be to link it to games played; this way you get the most bang for your buck.

  5. 00maltliquor - Oct 25, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Things I’d be saying if I were a Warrior fan: “NOOOOOOOOOOO” and “Whyyyyyyyyyyy!!”

    $43, 000, 000 for about 120 games +/- is gonna kill them in the end. (Yes I’m aware 3 years is 246 regular season games, 120 is what they will get, 150 if they are lucky!

    • anhdazman - Oct 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      Lets say you’re a Warrior’s fan, can you name me the last good, actually to make it easier for you the last serviceable Center that the Warriors had on their team. Not this decade. Not last decade. Nope not the 90’s. Sure Webber 1st year as a rookie was great, but he was a PF and that fiasco ended any chance of a possible great era. 80’s you ask? You might have to try the 70’s. I remember GSW grabbing brittle knee Ralph Sampson who was done. That was a long time ago.

      Don’t say Alton Lister. Don’t say Chris Gatling or his running mate Alexander. Don’t you dare say Todd Fuller who we drafted before Kobe. Center position has been an embarrassment for the Warriors. We got an often injured Center from down under, but he was once a top 5 center prior to his injuries. Big gamble on keeping him aboard. But that’s what a lot of people said last year when we extended a 4 year contract for an often injured combo guard name Curry.

      If you understand our history, then you wouldn’t hesitate at taking this gamble for a defensive big man who really wants to be a part of GSW and our new attitude.

      • 00maltliquor - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:59 PM

        The pain is deep within you for a serviceable C my friend. I can relate, I’ve been DYING for a good PG since Nick Van Exel well over a decade ago. But do you really want your cap room tied into THAT guy? That’s ALMOST like giving that kind of money/years to Oden. BTW, Bogut was never top 5 C. At any point. But I get your drift..

  6. richoau78 - Oct 26, 2013 at 4:02 AM

    Okafor @ $14mil Bynum @ $7mil… Give me Boges any day of the week. He looks leaner and healthier than he has for a long time. Did u not watch the playoffs last year? Killed 15-12-2 this year

  7. onbucky96 - Oct 26, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    In Wisconsin, we learned an Italian word to describe Bogut. F R A G I L E.

    • halfbaht - Oct 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      F R A G I L E? How is the guy fragile? He got major injuries (Broken Hand, Dislocated Elbow and Fractured Ankle) while making hustle plays. The guy put his body on the line and got hurt, that’s not injury prone, that’s dedication.

  8. hodag54501 - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    Having watched in Milwaukee for several seasons: good luck keeping him in the lineup. The Warriors just toasted mucho dinero.

    • anhdazman - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      So we got Bogut and a playoff berth. What did Milwaukee get to keep out of that deal?

      Keep drafting and building the talent, we’ll make another trade with you again soon.

      Thank you,

      GSW fans

      • bougin89 - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:39 AM

        Are you implying that he is not injury prone? He missed 50 games for you guys last year. He’s missed 120 games the last two seasons.

  9. 1972wasalongtimeago - Oct 26, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Congrats Beener

  10. sellahh - Oct 26, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    3/36 is actually the base from what I’ve heard. And it seems really good. 3/43 (Yahoo actually posted 3/42 as his max and you’re referring to it so I’m a little confused) is what he can get with incentives. Well, I’d guess those incentives are games played per season and in a world where DeAndre freaking Jordan and JaVale god**mn McGee are getting paid 10+, 12 a year for Bogut is a steal.

  11. tcclark - Oct 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Why not? Who were they going to get to replace him? With the way the NBA works, his contract would have expired and they still wouldn’t have enough money to sign anyone different. Being over the cap with Bogut for 150 games is still a lot better than being over the cap without Bogut.

    • anhdazman - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      GSW have yet to pay the luxury tax. If we do while making the playoffs, so be it. GSW fans deserve it. We’re the most loyal fans in basketball. The owner and management knows this. It’s time for them to kick in.

  12. chiadam - Oct 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    What could go wrong?

  13. johngalt1783 - Oct 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    I think it is a good move as the Warriors might have had to offer more per year next summer but most likely more years to keep him.

    They did well is getting Bogut to sign a three year deal as opposed to having to lock him up for longer.

    • bougin89 - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      Including this season, they have guaranteed money to Bogut for 4 seasons. That’s not a short contract, especially for a guy that was rumored to be considering retiring just last year because of his ankle.

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