Andrew Bogut has become the first casualty in Oakland as the Warriors scramble to make room in the salary cap for superstar signing Kevin Durant.
Bogut has reportedly been shipped out of Golden State and will now ply his trade in the Lone Star State as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. According to reports, the Warriors will receive a second-round pick in return. The Mavs have also agreed to a deal with ex-Warrior Harrison Barnes, signing the small forward to a max deal.
The two former Warriors will join new signing Deron Williams in a new-look Dallas team which is planning for life after Dirk, and chose not to re-sign Chandler Parsons.
In the moments leading up to KD announcing he would sign with the Warriors, sports media noted Bogut had removed all reference to the Warriors from his Twitter account, including the banner and bio.
Bogut was reportedly disappointed to be leaving the Warriors, a team that the Dandenong junior loved, and of course a team he won a championship with.
Bogut averaged 5.4 points and 7 rebounds per game during the 2015-16 season.