Bogut open to NBA return if situation is right


“I doubt the Warriors will come calling because I think they’re going to go, obviously, full rebuild mode,” he said of the once mighty Golden State, who have sensationally plummeted to the bottom of the western conference with a 2-12 record.

“But I think it’s definitely feasible if it’s the right situation, but I won’t go back just for the sake of going back.

“An opportunity to try and win a championship will be the main thing in the NBA. I wouldn’t go back to the NBA just to play in the NBA, it’s more that [trying to win a title] and somewhere that I’m kind of familiar with and somewhere where I feel comfortable for the family as well would be the other priority.”

The reigning NBL MVP also said that his preparation for the Tokyo Olympics with the Boomers would be something he took into consideration if he contemplated a return to the NBA.

Of more immediate concern for Bogut is Sydney’s NBL campaign, and the 34-year-old is desperate to help the Kings win their first championship in 15 years. Sydney are off to a flyer, leading the competition with a 9-1 record.

“I’d really like to have an NBL trophy, I think that’s kind of what’s driving me to get out there and be competitive and the team’s faring well so we have a good chance to do that,” he said.

Bogut has played 783 NBA games with the Milwaukee Bucks, Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers and averages 9.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 blocks.



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