After Andrew Bogut missed the remainder of the 2016-17 NBA season due to a broken leg injury which he acquired after just moments into his debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 32-year old veteran center is preparing for an NBA comeback. There have been reports that said that Bogut is now cleared to play again.

Andrew Bogut's NBA journey

Andrew Bogut is a 12-years NBA veteran who has played for four NBA teams. Bogut was drafted first overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He spent seven seasons with Milwaukee where he averaged 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game before getting traded to the Golden State Warriors together with Stephen Jackson in exchange for Kwame Brown, Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh.

Bogut then spent the next four seasons with the Golden State Warriors and was able to win one NBA championship. He was mainly used by the Warriors defensively, manning the paint which he did splendidly. He was also instrumental in Golden State's championship run when they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time. He averaged 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game.

The Golden State Warriors then traded Andrew Bogut to the Dallas Mavericks. The deal was made to enable the Warriors to open up some cap space for their signing with Kevin Durant.

Disappointing 2016-2017 NBA season

Andrew Bogut played in 26 games with the Mavericks, but Bogut was a bad fit in Dallas, and it showed in his production. He only averaged 3.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game before he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers together with Justin Anderson, a 2017 second round draft pick which they used to select Jawun Evans and a 2020 second round draft pick in exchange for Nerlens Noel.

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Bogut was then waived by the 76ers before signing a contract with the then-defending NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cleveland Cavaliers was then forced to buyout Andrew Bogut's contract to enable them to sign another big man to help them defend their title.

Bogut drawing interest from a number of teams

There have been rumors going around the league that four teams are interested in landing the services of Andrew Bogut. Although the name of the teams isn't disclosed yet, the Boston Celtics are considered to be one of the candidates reported to have had contact with Bogut in the past.

According to Andrew Bogut, all four teams are good and winning teams and he is mainly driven by the combination of the role the team is willing to give him and winning another championship. He also said that money would not be a problem, but it will most definitely be a plus.

Although it has been two seasons since the veteran big man helped the Golden State Warriors clinch their fourth championship, Andrew Bogut has shown in the past few seasons that he can still defend the paint and can still contribute by rebounding and doing all the little things.