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.
Andrew Bogut will start tonight— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) March 18, 2019
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.
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.