Dallas Mavericks Acquire Andrew Bogut from Warriors
With the shocking news out of Golden State, Dallas looks to capitalize on the shedding of Andrew Bogut.
Kevin Durant just about broke the internet this morning when he announced that he will sign with the Golden State Warriors and leave his nine-year NBA home the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant signed a 2 year, $54 million dollar contract with the reigning Western Conference Champions.
This creates a dilemma for the Warriors, and the Dallas Mavericks intend to take advantage.
Its being reported across the league that Dallas and Golden State are rapidly closing in on a deal for the Warriors Center Andrew Bogut.
The most likely scenario is that we will provide one or two draft picks for the big man. This is an interesting player to acquire as it could help us bring in Harrison Barnes, who has a good relationship with Bogut.
*Update to the finalized Bogut-to-Dallas trade:
Just like last year, Dallas has traded a future second round pick for a veteran center. Zaza Pachulia in 2015, Andrew Bogut in 2016.
Bogut is slated to make just over $11 million this season and will anchor the Mavs defense next season down low.
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