Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors agreed to a multi- year contract extension with center Andrew Bogut on Friday.
In 32 regular-season games for the Warriors last season, Bogut averaged 5.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest before averaging 7.2 points and 10.9 rebounds over 12 postseason games as he helped the Warriors reach the Western Conference semifinals.
"This is a great day for the Warriors and we're very happy to know that Andrew will be our center beyond this season as we continue to progress as a team," Golden State general manager Bob Myers said."Andrew possesses a wide-ranging skillset that makes him a great fit alongside the other core pieces that we have assembled on our roster. He is still just 28 years old and has established himself as one of the premier centers in the NBA. He is a leader on our team and was a key part of our success during last season's playoff run."
Bogut was selected first overall in the 2005 draft by Milwaukee, where he averaged 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 408 games (400 starts) over seven seasons with the Bucks before being shipped to Golden State on Mar. 13, 2012.
"I am so happy to get this deal done and want to personally thank Bob Myers and the Warriors owners, Joe Lacob and Peter Guber, for believing in me as a person and my skills on the court," Bogut said. "I absolutely love living in the Bay Area and playing in front of our incredible fans. I've said all along that this is where I want to be long term and now I look forward to starting the season and working with my teammates and coaches to continue building on the foundation that we laid last year."