Andrew Bogut nearing return to the NBA, reports

Basketball sensation Andrew Bogut is reportedly nearing a return to the NBA after an award-winning season in the NBL.

The Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers are among "multiple contenders" interested in signing the 34-year-old centre, The Athletic's Shams Charania tweeted on Sunday.

Andrew Bogut competes for possession. Credit:AAP

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, Bogut played 13 seasons with five NBA teams from 2005-18 and averaged 9.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.

His NBA career highlights include winning a championship with the Warriors in 2014-15 and making the All-NBA Third Team with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2009-10.

Bogut appeared in 23 games with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017-18, averaging 1.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game.

An unsigned free agent, Bogut returned to Australia and played for the Sydney Kings in 2018-19. He was named the NBL's most valuable player and best defensive player. He averaged 11.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.7 blocks and helped the Kings reach the playoff semifinals.


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