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Kirk Lacob jokes about real reason Andrew Bogut signed with Warriors

Kirk Lacob jokes about real reason Andrew Bogut signed with Warriors

Andrew Bogut is going to be rocking a Warriors uniform again very soon.

Returning to Golden State was an opportunity the 34-year old couldn't pass up.

"To come back to the NBA, for me, was basically Golden State or nothing. But the fact it was Golden State — it was the kind of opportunity that I would be kicking myself if I didn’t take.”

That's what Bogut told Marc Stein of The New York Times last week. You can't blame the guy for wanting another shot at winning a championship. But was that the main reason he chose to come back?

"I know he's extremely excited to get here. Unfortunately, he missed our yearly poker tournament. I know that's the real reason he re-signed," assistant GM Kirk Lacob jokingly said on KNBR 680 on Thursday evening. "He's the self-proclaimed best poker player in the organization."

Bogut didn't miss the tournament back in 2014, when he apparently finished in second place.

He played again in 2016 but had a bad night at the table.

Based on some old tweets, the guy really loves poker.

Back in mid-December, Steph Curry conducted a Twitter Q&A. Bogut took the time to ask a question and Curry obviously answered that one:

Bogut then responded to Curry's answer.

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Watch Andrew Bogut make return to Warriors and make immediate impact

Watch Andrew Bogut make return to Warriors and make immediate impact

Who doesn’t love some nostalgia?

Andrew Bogut officially is back on the Dubs and his return was felt instantly … kind of

Bogut, who hasn't played for the Warriors since 2016, got the last-minute start with Boogie Cousins on the shelf for Monday night’s game vs. San Antonio.

He won the tip and instantly got charged for an illegal screen (in typical Bogut fashion).

About a minute later, Bogut *actually* made an impact with a nice alley-oop from Steph.

And again …

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Ahh, just like the old days.

Watch Steph Curry bank in three-quarters court buzzer-beater vs. Spurs

Watch Steph Curry bank in three-quarters court buzzer-beater vs. Spurs

It's Warriors Throwback Night in San Antonio.

Andrew Bogut started the game and Steph Curry ended the first quarter with a three-quarters court bank shot to beat the buzzer.

The shot by Curry tied the game at 25.

Outside of the insane buzzer-beater, it was a quiet 12 minutes for Curry as he scored just six points on 2-of-9 shooting. He did dish out four assists and grab four rebounds.