Former Golden State Warriors center, Andrew Bogut, is expected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the coming days as he awaits a buyout from his new team - the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Australian big man was traded, by the Dallas Mavericks, on Thursday along with small forward - Justin Anderson and a protected draft pick in exchange for 22-year-old center Nerlens Noel.
The 76ers have no use for Andrew Bogut so he is going to receive a buyout from the team in the next few days and then Bogut is expected to sign with the Cavaliers once he has been cleared from Philadelphia’s roster.
Bogut has averaged 3 ppg and 8.3 rpg in 26 games for the Mavericks so far this season and would be a great addition to the Cavaliers if he signs with the team.
At the moment, the Cavaliers All-Star power forward - Kevin Love, is out with an injury and is expected to be out for the next few weeks so the Cavaliers will be stretched for players in the frontcourt until his return.
We would see Bogut receiving a lot of minutes coming up to the playoffs as the Cavaliers will look to rest key players before a tough playoff campaign where LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be hoping to bring an NBA title to ‘The Land’ for the second time in two years but it will be no easy task.
If the deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers does fall through, many other teams would be interested in acquiring the Aussie big man. Some of these teams include the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Bogut’s former team - the Golden State Warriors.
It would be unlikely to see Bogut being left off a roster for the rest of the season so expect to see Bogut sign with a team within the coming days.