Andrew Bogut wants to continue his career with the reigning champions, the Golden State Warriors. Bogut becomes eligible for a contract extension on October 25. The Warriors star is hopeful of getting a new deal.
While the Warriors are expected to pursue free agents like Kevin Durant, they also have to contend with Festus Ezeli & Harrison Barnes’ restricted free agencies, as reported by the Real GM. Bogut is set to become a free agent in 2017.
“Yeah, I do,” Bogut said about getting a new deal. “But we’ll see what happens. We all hear the rumors of other guys coming through here, so if that kind of stuff happens they’ll be some shedding of some contracts so who knows what can happen. But you’d be silly to try and leave what’s going on right now…. We’ll have a few of us that will have opportunities. Obviously I’m contracted for next year, but at the same time if he they offer me an extension I’ll definitely listen.”
Bogut is willing to sacrifice a portion of his guaranteed money to get the desired extension from his current side. The Warrior is content with his current payslip and feels nothing much will change if he changes the color of shirt in free agency.
“Nothing’s a given in this league. It’s a physical league. Either way. I can do a deal now or wait an extra year and get more, it’s not going to really change me financially too much. I’ve been pretty smart with my money. I can retire today and still not have to work another day in my life. It’s not going to be a point where I’m going to be, ‘Who’s going to give me the most money.’ It’ll be the lifestyle, it’ll be what’s the team like, is the team any good. And the writing on the wall here is to try to stick around as long as they want me.” The Warriors center told the league’s official website.