Bogut an Asset Warriors Didn’t Want to Lose
For the second consecutive October, the Warriors embraced the risk to get a player they really wanted at a discounted price.
Golden State announced Friday it had signed center Andrew Bogut to a contract extension, even though he’s missed 104 games the last two seasons. The extension locks up Bogut through the 2016-17 season.
Last year, the Warriors inked Stephen Curry to a four-year, $44 million extension despite looming concerns over his oft-injured right ankle.
“Taking a cue from Joe Lacob, when we see something we like, we try to keep it,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said, referring to the Warriors owner. “We don’t want it to hit the market. I think that was the same we felt in regards to Steph. This was an asset we didn’t want to lose. So if it meant betting on our player, we were willing to do that. … Maybe it’s a philosophy of the organization.”