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Report: Andrew Bogut signs Warriors extension

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09:33 AM ET 10.26 | Center Andrew Bogut has signed a three-year contract extension that could be worth $42 million with the Golden State Warriors, league sources told Yahoo Sports. If Bogut stays on the floor and performs as a top-seven center in the NBA, he's likely to reach the bonus incentives that could push the deal to approximately $42 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Bogut's agent, David Bauman, and Warriors general manager Bob Myers 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.

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October 26, 2013  10:29 AM ET

It Pays To Be Big,Bro.

October 26, 2013  10:39 AM ET

" If Bogut stays on the floor and performs as a top-seven center in the NBA"

This makes him worth it.

October 26, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Crazy to give the off injured guy that much $ before he plays a full season

This has been the general trend this year. On another thread I talked about a "herd" mentality amongst GMs, and this is exactly it.
Wall, Favors, Bledsoe, Bogut....I mean none of them have exactly done anything of value, and no real competition from other teams at this point atleast.

Perhaps TMac might not be such a bad choice for GM, afterall :-)

October 26, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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Lot of money for a fragile big man. I hope it works out for them.

They should have traded him for Gortat. Too expensive and really puts the team on a bind w/ the cap. Klay and Barnes will have to get paid next year.

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October 26, 2013  11:57 AM ET
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Yeah it has the potential to backfire unless the ownership is willing to spend over the cap. I know some owners would but others I'm not sure about.

Looks like they would have to from now on unless some dumb team would be dumb enough to help the Warriors out by taking his contact.

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October 26, 2013  12:47 PM ET

Until the league gets back to the days when big men were the focus and where the game was played on the inside, guys like this will always be in demand regardless of whether they are apparently worth it or not. The game now has drastically gone from inside to outside and the trend is continuing. Quality big men are becoming extinct, with teams just having to make do with the sub-par to mediocre ones currently available.

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October 26, 2013  11:36 PM ET
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Exactly. Idiots - I won't name names - will hate, but the fact is that the Warriors are smart to lock up a skilled big man.Bogut may be injured now and then, but he plays enough games that he's an above-average center in the league. The fact is that we are in an era where the center position is weak, and there simply aren't many skilled 7-footers around. Given these circumstances, the Warriors are smart.Compare Bogut to centers like Oden or Bynum who are always injured or lack motivation. He's much better than that.Compare the Warriors' situation to a certain team in Florida - proximal to one of the haters on here, hint, hint - who lost their star center and didn't get anything in return - except to make some good draft choices. Or to the Warriors' neighbor down South who also lost the above-mentioned center.The Warriors have seen these other teams get burned and are inking Bogut to stay safe.

He played in 32 games in the regular season last year. That's misses games here and there? Really?

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October 27, 2013  02:17 PM ET
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Kudos to the Warriors for maintaining racial and ethnic diversity. With both Bogut and Lee in the lineup, they are one of the few teams in the league that have 2 white guys in the starting lineup. The Lakers - another Californian team - is doing its part with Pau Gasol and Steve Nash as well. No other such NBA team comes to mind right now. Plus, Bogut being Australian, they are ethnically diverse as well.

They are missing a Frenchman though.....unless you are suiting up

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October 28, 2013  06:22 PM ET

injury prone bum, bruh!

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