NBA free agency rumors: Warriors frontrunners to land Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut could be bound for the Bay Area.

According to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources, the Warriors have emerged as the frontrunners to land the 7-foot center.

The report noted that Bogut’s representatives are working this week through a letter of clearance process from the Sydney Kings of Australia’s NBL.

The Athletic had previously reported that “multiple contenders” are expected to express interest and potentially pursue the veteran in upcoming free agency, specifically noting the Warriors and 76ers. Bogut is expected to take some time to decide on his next team now that his season with the NBL has ended. He is coming off an MVP campaign with the Sydney Kings.

Bogut, 34, was selected by the Bucks with the first overall pick in the 2005 draft and went on to spend 13 years in the NBA. He last played with the Lakers during the 2017-18 season.

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.