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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