Longtime NBA Center Andrew Bogut Retires

Longtime NBA center Andrew Bogut has announced his retirement, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.

Bogut, who just turned 36 this weekend, had played the last two seasons in Australia with the Sydney Kings, along with a brief return to the Warriors in between NBL seasons.

A 14-year NBA veteran, Bogut holds career averaged of 9.6 PPG, 8.7 RPG, and 1.5 BPG in 706 career regular season contests for the Bucks, Warriors, Mavericks, Cavaliers, and Lakers.

Bogut had continued to thrive in Australia over the last couple years. He was the NBL’s MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in 2019, and earned All-NBL Second Team honors last season. He put his career on hold this spring during the early months of the pandemic.

He appeared in 11 regular season games (plus 19 playoff contests) for Golden State in 2018/19. He won a championship with the Warriors in 2015.

Bogut was the No. 1 pick of the 2005 draft and began his career in Milwaukee.

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17 thoughts on “Longtime NBA Center Andrew Bogut Retires

  1. Bc1219

    Great career! Maybe never lived up to number 1 pick potential, but great player anyway!

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      I remember some Warriors fan (Dave Wight) about 5 years ago who said that Andrew Bogut was better than Dwight Howard.

      • Howie415

        You remember a post on here from 5 years ago? Do you remember what the sun looks like?

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          It wasn’t on here it was on the ESPN boards, and this guy posted even more than Sillivan, if you can believe that.

      • piechucker

        I remember a month or so ago when harden-westbrook-mvps said the warriors and rockets had the same type of offence hahahaha

      • hiflew

        I think there are more than a few. Very few overall #1s are what I would consider an outright bust. Anthony Bennett, Kent Benson, and LaRue Martin are the only true busts that I can think of. I guess you could throw Greg Oden in there too even if it was injury related.

        Guys considered busts by some like Andrea Bargnani, Pervis Ellison, Michael Olowakandi and even Kwame Brown had lengthy, albeit unspectacular, careers.

        • I think you could add in Joe Smith as a really good comp for Andrew Bogut. Was never great, but had a few really good years and a lot of solid ones.

          Regarding Bennett, iirc that draft class was exceptionally weak. In a ‘normal’ year, I don’t think Bennett goes even top 5. Giannis, Gobert, and Oladipo are the only great players from that draft, and only Oladipo was drafted high.

          • hiflew

            I don’t even know if I would classify Oladipo as “great” or not. He had one career year, but the majority of his career has been average at best. Not bad, but not really great either.

          • hiflew

            Joe Smith is a decent comp when it comes to being under the radar, but I think Bogut had a better career than him. I think a better comp would be Yao Ming. At his peak, Yao was a better player, but because Yao’s career was cut short by injury their overall career stats are fairly close. Plus, there is the whole “pioneer for their country” that they have in common.

    • El Don

      @Bc1219… counting he is an All-NBA, All-Defensive NBA & blocks champion… I am not sure he didn’t live up to his potential, not many #1 picks achieve that, right?

  2. Loren Polonsky

    Congrats on a very long career. Personality was great for the NBA and the City of Milwaukee.

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