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Ranking Warriors' seven most important trades over last 20 years

Ranking Warriors' seven most important trades over last 20 years

Nothing can get the NBA conversation ablaze more than trade talk, so let's dissect the best trades the Warriors have made in the last 20 years. 

For the better half of the 1990's and 2000's, the Warriors struggled mightily to pull off a trade in their favor. The notorious Chris Webber deal and many more poor decisions plummeted Golden State to the cellar of the league standings for many years. 

However, starting in 2005, the Warriors slowly began to swing the pendulum the other way leading to the We Believe years and the future historic dynasty. Let's take a look back.

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Here are the best 7 trades the Warriors have made in the last 20 years.

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Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball court in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been playing with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

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If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.

Ex-Warriors center Andrew Bogut's retirement decision coming in May

Ex-Warriors center Andrew Bogut's retirement decision coming in May

It's possible that Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Warriors and Toronto Raptors was the last time we get to see Andrew Bogut on a professional basketball court.

The former Warriors center didn't sign with an NBA team this season, the National Basketball League in Australia was suspended, and he won't get a chance to play in the Summer Olympics after the 2020 games in Japan were postponed to 2021 due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

And now, with the indefinite delay of sports around the world, Bogut is enjoying being pain-free every day.

"As far as my career goes, yeah, it's all been thrown into a washing machine, essentially, because the Olympics were supposed to be in August and I was potentially going to make a decision after that, which was leaning towards probably giving it up," Bogut said on Australian Broadcasting Corp's "Offsiders" show Sunday morning. "That's all changed now, so I'm not 100 percent sure what I'm doing. I'm still thinking through it. But obviously I have a decision to make, probably by mid-May, I need to come to decision on what I'm going to do.

"But I haven't done any basketball since the season ended. Trying to stay off the body. I can tell you it feels good waking up and getting out of bed and feel like I'm not walking on glass, so that's definitely a positive. The body is definitely thanking the break."

While Bogut hasn't played in the NBA since last season's Finals, he had been playing for the Sydney Kings in the NBL.

Before the 2019-20 NBL season was suspended due to the coronavirus, Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games.

If this is the end of the road for Bogut, he will be remembered as a crucial piece to the Warriors' first title in 40 years. Acquired in a controversial trade that sent Monta Ellis packing, Bogut was the center Golden State needed.

In those first four seasons with the Warriors, Bogut averaged 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 236 games.

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Bogut won a ring in 2014-15, and almost got another one last season when he re-signed with the Warriors toward the end of the season. He would play in 11 regular-season games and 19 playoff games.

Unfortunately for Bogut and the Warriors, they fell short against the Raptors, and it sounds like that could be his last NBA moment.