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Andrew Bogut is a member of the Warriors right now, but he's definitely returning to Australia to play in the NBL next season.
"I've given my word to go back," the big man told reporters after practice Tuesday.
So, if an NBA team offers him a contract for the whole 2019-20 season, would he consider staying in the States?
"No. I really enjoy being at home with the family," Bogut answered. "One or two games a week is great, and this is the most important time in my kids' lives.
"Zero to two, zero to three -- the imprints or impressions that you put on as parents at that age set them up for success or failure, in my opinion, from everything that I've read."
So, then this is Bogut's last hurrah in the NBA?
"Well, you never know, I could come back after the NBL season," the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft said with a smile. "Might have started a trend. I'll listen, it's not something I'm turning down or it's not something I'm accepting at this point. First and foremost get through this year and [then] we can talk about the future.
"But if it presents itself again, it's a pretty ideal situation, especially in California ... I might not even get an offer. Might not want to come back. Might want to hang up the boots at that point. Who knows."
When Warriors guard Klay Thompson was told that Bogut could return to Golden State next March, he offered his opinion on the matter.
"I would like that, too, so I won't have to play poker with him the whole year," Klay jokingly said. "He's a pretty big shark in that aspect."
Bogut loves playing cards and is "the self-proclaimed best poker player in the organization."
He loves playing against Klay on the Warriors' team plane because Klay apparently isn't as good at hold 'em as he is as at basketball.
“Thats Poker” 😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/iSggiei81n— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) December 12, 2018
Somebody needs to find out how much money Bogut has taken from Klay over the years.
And lastly, in case you're in need of a laugh:
Klay Thompson did not take a single charge all season: “I’m a shot blocker. I’ll meet you at the rim.” pic.twitter.com/052L8OUGQS— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 24, 2019