Mavericks Acquire Andrew Bogut From Warriors

THURSDAY, 9:24am: The Mavericks have formally confirmed in a press release that they’ve acquired Bogut and a future second-round pick in exchange for a conditional future second-rounder.

MONDAY, 6:11pm: The Mavs will receive a conditional 2019 second-round draft choice along with Bogut, a league source told Tim MacMahon of (Twitter link).

3:37pm: The Mavs are sending a future second-round pick to Golden State as part of the deal, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical.

1:35pm: The Warriors and Mavs are now in agreement on a trade involving Bogut, Stein reports (via Twitter).Andrew Bogut vertical

1:29pm: The Warriors and Mavericks are in the “final stages” of negotiations on a trade that will send Andrew Bogut to Dallas, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein (Twitter links). There are still some details to be sorted out, but it looks like a deal will get done, writes Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Stein had reported earlier today that the Mavs had emerged as a strong potential suitor for Bogut, in the wake of Kevin Durant‘s agreement with Golden State.

Because the Warriors need to clear cap room, the Mavs won’t be sending back any salary in the proposed deal, and will absorb Bogut into their own cap space. The other parts of the deal aren’t known yet.

Dallas will have to send something to Golden State in the deal, but it could just be a heavily-protected future draft pick or the NBA rights to a previously-drafted player. If draft picks are involved in the swap, I’d expect the Mavs to land the better pick, since they’re essentially doing the Warriors a favor, allowing Golden State to clear the room necessary for Durant.

A former No. 1 overall pick, Bogut remains a solid presence in the middle when he’s healthy. His 5.4 PPG for the Warriors this past season represented a career-low, but he contributed 5.3 RPG and 1.6 BPG to go along with a .627 FG%. Golden State obviously didn’t lean on Bogut for offense, but the team seemed to miss his rim protection and rebounding in the NBA Finals after he went down with a knee injury.

In addition to finalizing a deal for Bogut, the Mavericks are attempting to secure an agreement with Harrison Barnes, and will look to re-sign Dirk Nowitzki, per Wojnarowski.

Meanwhile, with a probable landing spot lined up for Bogut’s $12.68MM salary, the Warriors intend to fully guarantee Shaun Livingston‘s $5.78MM salary for the coming season, tweets Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

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23 thoughts on “Mavericks Acquire Andrew Bogut From Warriors

  1. CursedRangers

    I like this for the Mavs. This can be viewed by Golden State essentially trading Bogut for Durant, which is obviously a major win for GS

  2. Z.....

    The Mavs luck out here. Bogut on 1 year/$12.6 million is a steal in this market

    • CursedRangers

      Yeah, this could be a intriguing strategy moving forward. As teams fly past the salary cap, they will have to dump players for next to nothing. The Spurs and Heat are about to have to do the same thing (assuming Wade resigns with Miami).

      • Z.....

        think about the Knicks right now. They paid Noah 4 years/$72 million (18 per). Amazing in comparison. You’d take Bogut every single day of the week

        • kylewait89

          Is that a knock on Noah? I mean the guy has been playing injured for two years. Now Bogut is injured too. Does Bogut really offer more than Noah? Considering Noah is one of the better passing bigs, it is easy to say he is the better player.

          • Z.....

            Healthy Noah is better than Bogut, who is injury prone, but healthy right now. Bogut is one of the best passing bigs as well, though he isnt as skilled as Noah…The point is the contracts though. The Knicks guaranteed a guy that has been injured for 2 years, and doesnt have the same athleticism as he once had to do all of the same energy things he always did 4 years at $18 million per. Bogut only costs 1 year at $12.6 million. This isnt even a question

    • Gucci7383

      I knew gsw were going after durant this is the deal I hope the lakers would make. Similar to the Hibbert trade last yr.

    • Z.....

      Right now, they have Draymond Green and then Damian Jones (if he comes back from his pectoral injury) can replace Ezili. My thoughts? Maybe see if they can convince David West to come over, and then look for a cheap option that can at least give you some rim protection off the bench

      • David West would be a really good pick up for GS, but he will offer zero rim protection.

        • Z.....

          i dont know about zero. he blocked 1.5 shots per 36 minutes last year, and he spent more time at C than he has throughout his career. Assuming he plays there a lot more with GS, I wouldnt be surprised to see him give a little bit in that area…That being said, I mentioned the need for another cheap rim protector for a reason.

  3. kylewait89

    Now the question is who plays for the league minimum to try and get a ring with them. They need a big man bad.

  4. 333ddd1

    I get they were dumping salary but the Warriors need a center and some bench depth. Why not get a cheap player instead of a future pick?

  5. CursedRangers

    Green and Dedmond could both man center for GS. Might not be ideal, but with the other 4 starters they would still be pretty dynamic.

  6. StudlyBudlee

    When teams stack up like this and have to trade to get out of cap purgatory. I don’t know why other teams help them out. Let GS keep Bogut and his salary.

  7. Why are teams helping the Warriors out? $12 mil salary dump and conditional second round pick? Bogut has injury issues and plays marginal minutes. I’d want more than that. I’d rather overpay for a FA.

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