Andrew Bogut will return to Australian basketball after run with Warriors

Andrew Bogut’s stint with the Warriors isn’t expected to last long.

The center officially signed with Golden State on Thursday after receiving his letter of clearance from Australia and the NBA, but the Sydney Kings announced he will return to Australia after he completes a short-term contract with the Warriors that runs until the end of the NBA season.

Bogut, 34, was selected by the Bucks with the No. 1 overall pick out of the 2005 draft and spent 13 years in the NBA. The big man was released by Los Angeles in January 2018 and signed with the Sydney Kings last April. He previously spent four seasons with Golden State and was part of the Warriors’ 2014-15 championship team.

During his time in the NBA, Bogut averaged 9.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocked shots through 694 games (656 starts). He made 53.5 percent of his shots from the field and 55.6 percent from the free-throw line.