Andrew Bogut to play in NBL, signs with Sydney Kings

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Veteran Boomers big man Andrew Bogut has all but ended his 13-season NBA career after signing with the Sydney Kings in Australia’s NBL.

The Kings revealed the news via their social media channels on Sunday night, confirming a press conference will be held on Monday morning to discuss their high-profile acquisition.

Bogut, 33, became the first Australian to be selected with the NBA’s No. 1 draft pick when he was picked up by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2005. He spent seven seasons there before signing with the Golden State Warriors, playing a key role in the franchise’s drought-breaking NBA championship in 2015.

Bogut’s NBA journey then moved to the Dallas Mavericks before a brief stint at the Cleveland Cavaliers and most recently the Los Angeles Lakers.

The announcement comes just weeks after Bogut told ESPN he felt he still had a number of years left in the NBA despite the Lakers requesting waivers on him in January.

The journeyman, whose career has been plagued by numerous injuries, averaged 9.7 points and 8.7 rebounds throughout his time in the NBA.

Bogut will add more star power to Andrew Gaze’s Sydney side who finished the 2017-18 season in seventh place with just 11 wins from 28 games.

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