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Andrew Bogut signs contract with Warriors for rest of 2019 season

Andrew Bogut signs contract with Warriors for rest of 2019 season

Andrew Bogut will be back in the Bay in no time. 

The Warriors announced they signed Bogut to a contract on Wednesday afternoon, bringing back the Australian-born center who left the team after the 2015-16 season.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Shams Charania of the Athletic reported that Bogut is expected to sign a one-year, minimum deal for the rest of the 2019 season.

Bogut played for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League this season in his native Australia. The center was named MVP of the league after averaging 11.4 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in 30 games. 

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The 34-year-old will fill the Warriors' 15th roster spot. He last played in the NBA in 2018 when averaged 1.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Lakers. But for four seasons, he was a central cog on the Warriors. 

Manning the middle of the paint, Bogut averaged 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in Golden State. Though it's expected he'll play in short spurts, the big man could be the exact enforcer the Warriors need to three-peat. 

Warriors' Rick Welts only has one box score framed in his office

Warriors' Rick Welts only has one box score framed in his office

Rick Welts has seen a lot of basketball over the years. But one single performance stands out above the rest.

The Warriors' team president and chief operating officer was asked Wednesday morning on 95.7 The Game: "Quarantine game -- if you're stuck indoors for a full year, one TV, one game playing on a loop, 24/7, 365 -- what game is Rick Welts taking?"

The Hall of Famer provided a definitive answer:

"Let's see. Michael Jordan. Magic Johnson. Larry Bird. Actually not even a close call for me. I only have one box score framed in my office -- if I ever get to see my office again -- and that's Klay's 37-point quarter. Without a doubt -- the most amazing thing I've ever seen on a basketball court.

"I could never get tired of watching it. He was out of his mind. I'm not sure we'll ever see anything like that again. And the crowd was a big part of it because he reacted every time the crowd reacted. Our bench was insane.

"Everybody in the building knew they were seeing history being made."

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In the third quarter of the Warriors' win over the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 23, 2015, Klay Thompson went 13-for-13 overall, 9-for-9 from deep and 2-for-2 from the free throw line.

Very good choice, Mr. Welts.

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What sporting event Warriors' Jordan Poole will miss watching most

What sporting event Warriors' Jordan Poole will miss watching most

Warriors rookie Jordan Poole has many interests outside of basketball.

If you follow him on Instagram, you know that he loves cats.

The 20-year-old enjoys watching movies and TV shows, and generally considers himself a homebody.

Poole also likes other sports, and when Wes Goldberg of the Bay Area News Group asked him which canceled or postponed sporting events he is going to miss, the Michigan product provided an answer that might surprise you.

"I love watching the college World Series, I definitely like watching softball as well," he said. "March Madness was going to be cool of course, but that’s basketball. The college World Series is something sports-related that I was really looking forward to."

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How did Poole get into college baseball?

"I would watch the games when we were in school (at Michigan), go support my guys on the team, but I was really locked into the World Series," he answered. "Those games get pretty rowdy."

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Last year, Michigan reached the College World Series for the first time since 1984.

The Wolverines advanced all the way to the championship best-of-three series -- winning Game 1 before dropping the next two to Vanderbilt.

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