Andrew Bogut has been on a roller coaster since the beginning of the NBA Finals. He was one win away from claiming his second championship before being ruled out with a leg injury. Golden State eventually lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a historic series.
If that wasn’t enough, the Australian big man was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks later in the summer to clear room for Kevin Durant in free agency. The veteran center is starting for a fringe contender a year after being on the best regular season team in NBA history.
Now with his first season in Dallas on the horizon, the 31-year-old shared some of his numerous opinions with ESPN. He suspected that Kevin Durant would end up on the Warriors.
He offered: “I think the deal was done long before the summer. I think it was done – obviously, K.D. didn’t make his concrete decision, but I think our organization knew for a while what was going to happen.”
The Mavs will learn over the coming months that their newest center doesn’t mince any words when it comes to sharing his opinions on a wide range of topics. He’s been around the league long enough to know that this league is a business first and foremost.
In the end, he knows that he really can’t be mad about the hand that life has dealt him so far. Switching teams is part of the process and for non-superstar players, there will be trades and adjustments.
The former Ute continued: “With the injuries that I’ve had, to be in my 12th year is a blessing, but at the same time, I haven’t really left anything on the table yet. I’ll hopefully squeeze out three or four more years.”
From the looks of it, we are in for three or so more years of one of the more candid players in the league and that can only be a good thing.