Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.
With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.
The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won’t re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.
Bogut made it clear that it wasn’t a “retirement note.” He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.
He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the “near future.”
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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.
Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.
For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.
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If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.
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