The Golden State Warriors shocked some when they attempted to enter the Dwight Howard sweepstakes this past offseason, though they were quickly removed from the running.
Now they essentially have two players for the price of one as not only did they use the money they cleared to sign Andre Iguodala, but they have now re-signed center Andrew Bogut to a three year, $43 million dollar contract extension.
Per Yahoo Sports:
Andrew Bogut has agreed to a three-year, $43 million extension with Golden State, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
The deal starts with a base salary of $36 million though can increase upwards of $43 million with reachable incentives.
Bogut’s talent has never been a question, what has been a question though is his health. The Australian big man has consistently struggled to stay on the floor though the Warriors are hoping his previous health problems are behind him.
Considering the going rate for NBA big men, it’s not exactly outlandish. Of course, if Bogut misses significant time with injury (which is certainly possible given his history) it’ll look like a poor contract but a healthy Bogut is well worth those dollars.