May 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) reacts during the third quarter of game three of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 102-92. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Mavericks Want Andrew Bogut If Andrew Bynum Chooses Cavs

The Dallas Mavericks are one team particiapating in the Andrew Bynum sweepstakes this NBA free agency period, but it appears the team has a backup plan with Bynum having received a great offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the form of a two-year, $24 million deal.

Should the Mavericks lose out, they have certainly have a backup plan.

According to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio, the Mavericks have Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut in their sights:

In the event the Mavs miss out on Bynum, sources believe they won’t surrender in their pursuit of a center. The Warriors’ Andrew Bogut, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nikola Pekovic, and especially Omer Asik of the Rockets are all said to have their attention.

Omer Asik is another name to watch, but the Houston Rockets have stressed they are not willing to move him at this time.

It’s a safe bet the Mavs lose out on Bynum, especially with how strapped for cash they are. Bogut is a realistic target if the team is serious about its interest, but getting the Warriors to come to the table and negotiate is a whole different matter entirely.


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  • raiden

    I think the Warriors might have some interest in Lebron James, too. Not saying that Bogut is in LBJ’s talent level by any means, but the Mavericks have just as much of a chance prying Bogut from the Warriors as the Dubs have of prying Lebron from the Heat. Maybe if the Warriors had gotten Howard they’d have moved him, but not now for sure. They’re almost certainly planning on pairing him with Igoudala to have one of the top perimeter/interior defensive tandems in the league. On top of that, the Mavs have absolutely nothing to offer the Warriors in a trade. Nothing at all. Pekovic might be more realistic, but he’s a restricted free agent if I remember correctly, so they’d have to severely over pay him to keep Minnesota from matching. Asik is probably their best option as I’m sure Houston will be forced to move him at some point.