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Warriors’ Andrew Bogut in line for contract bonus if he makes All-Defensive team

Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans - Game Four

Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans - Game Four

Draymond Green may have gotten more first-place votes for Defensive Player of the Year than the actual winner of the award did, but Andrew Bogut has been just as strong for the Warriors in anchoring the league’s best defense from the center position.

And he’s about to get a nice payday because of it.

Plenty of players have incentive bonuses worked into their contracts, and Bogut is no different. He’s already met a threshold for games played, and should he be named to one of the league’s All-Defensive teams, Bogut will receive a well-earned reward of almost two million dollars.

From Rusty Simmons of

(via HoopsHype):

Warriors center Andrew Bogut played more than 65 regular-season games and is expected to make one of the NBA’s All-Defensive teams this month.

If that happens, Bogut will get a bonus of 15 percent of his salary — more than $1.9 million. The bonus will be added to the three-year, $36 million extension he signed in October 2013.

The bonus would count against the Warriors’ salary cap, but team officials say it wouldn’t push the number into the luxury tax.

Bogut made the first team on three of our four unofficial All-Defensive team ballots, and made the second team on the fourth. He seems to be a lock to land on one of the two when the league makes the announcement official in the coming weeks.