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Andrew Bogut starting at center in first game back with Warriors

Andrew Bogut starting at center in first game back with Warriors

Andrew Bogut is back and coach Steve Kerr isn't wasting any time to get the big man on the floor. 

Bogut will start at center for the Warriors on Monday night against the Spurs, Kerr told reporters in San Antonio. 

When hearing the news, Bogut "burst out laughing," Kerr said. "He burst out laughing, but he's excited." 

The Warriors officially signed Bogut on March 9. He spent this season in Australia where he was named MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the National Basketball League. Bogut averaged 11.4 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in 30 games for the Sydney Kings.

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Bogut is replacing DeMarcus Cousins, whose MRI on his sprained right ankle came back clean Monday, in the starting lineup. He last played in the NBA in the 2017-18 season where he suited up in 25 games for the Lakers. 

From 2012-2016, Bogut averaged 6.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Warriors. 

NBA rumors: Nets debate signing Kyrie Irving if Kevin Durant not in tow

NBA rumors: Nets debate signing Kyrie Irving if Kevin Durant not in tow

There was a development Wednesday night in the "Kyrie Irving to the Brooklyn Nets" narrative that certainly will be of interest to Warriors fans.

Why?

Because it involves Kevin Durant.

Brian Lewis of The New York Post has the details:

The question is if they can’t land Durant, do they still want Irving? Especially if they have to lose D’Angelo Russell — their own 23-year-old homegrown All-Star — to get him?  

It’s a question that has turned into a civil war among the fan base. It also has become an internal debate the Nets are having right now.  

The Post has confirmed Brooklyn might have qualms about signing the enigmatic Irving if he isn’t bringing the injured Durant with him.

Hmmmmmm. 

Last week, Brian Bulpett of the Boston Herald reported that Kyrie is prepared to sign with the Nets in free agency.

Then on Tuesday, there was more smoke:

The latest news makes you wonder if the Nets have learned that KD is not going to sign with Brooklyn. If that is in fact true, perhaps they are going to pull out of the Kyrie sweepstakes altogether.

That would certainly be a crazy twist and would have a pretty big domino effect.

Would Kyrie consider going back to the Celtics? What about a reunion with LeBron James on the Lakers? Is a Kyrie-KD duo with the Knicks still a possibility?

The Warriors -- like everybody else -- are completely in the dark when it comes to Durant's plans. It's only been a week since the two-time NBA Finals MVP underwent surgery on his ruptured right Achilles, and the 10-time All-Star most likely needs some extra time to figure out his future.

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That is completely understandable given what he is going through, and what lies ahead for KD when it comes to rehab.

As for news that pertains to Kyrie, you should expect the next couple of weeks to be quite the roller coaster.

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2019 NBA Draft live stream: Start time, channel to watch all 60 picks

2019 NBA Draft live stream: Start time, channel to watch all 60 picks

The NBA Finals are over. It's time for the draft.

The 2019 NBA Draft takes place Thursday at Barclays Center in New York, in what will be a critical night for all 30 teams in the league. The draft presents the best method to add young, cheap talent, and that's something every squad could use.

The Warriors are no exception. Fully expected to offer both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson max contracts in free agency, it's imperative that the Dubs fill out their roster with cheap options that can grow within their system. Golden State holds the No. 28 and No. 58 overall selections in Thursday's draft, and with so many holes on their roster, it's likely they'll go with the best player available at each spot, and the possibility of acquiring additional picks shouldn't be ruled out.

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Sacramento has three selections in the draft -- No. 40, 47 and 60 overall -- all in the second round. After finishing just short of the playoffs, the Kings are counting on the prospects they acquire in the draft to help push them over the top and secure the franchise's first postseason berth since 2006. With three second-round selections, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Kings package some or all of them together in order to move up in the order.

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The New Orleans Pelicans hold the first overall selection in the draft, and it's all but guaranteed they'll select former Duke star Zion Williamson. The Memphis Grizzlies hold the second overall selection and are widely expected to take Murray State guard Ja Morant.

Here's how you can watch the 2019 NBA Draft on TV and streaming online:

When: 4:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 20, on ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN