Golden State Warriors, Andrew Bogut talking contract extension

May 14, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) Andrew Bogut (12) and Stephen Curry (30) walk off the court during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

The Golden State Warriors are one of the best up-and-coming young teams in the NBA thanks to outstanding guard play from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. While the guards may demand most of the attention, big man Andrew Bogut is also a valuable player to the team and they could be looking to lock him up long-term.

According to reports, the Warriors and Bogut have begun discussing a contract extension to sure up their center position for the coming years.

From Scott Howard Cooper of NBA.com:

The Warriors and Andrew Bogut have opened negotiations on a contract extension designed to keep him off the free-agent market in July, he told NBA.com, with Bogut willing to make major concessions to stay but also looking for payback from management for pursuing Dwight Howard last offseason….

Bogut said the initial numbers from the Warriors, “weren’t insulting. But they weren’t what I’m looking for. Nothing concrete has been actually formally written up. We’ve just been going back and forth, but nothing too crazy.”

Bogut is in the final year of his contract and is set to make $14 million this season.

The Warriors did go after DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard during the offseason, so it may take some convincing with Bogut to make him believe he is part of their future plans, but he will indeed be a big part of the team moving forward if an extension can be completed.

Topics: Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors

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