Cavs make room for Andrew Bogut by waiving Jordan McRae
Mar 02 2017
Andrew Bogut might have spurned the Boston Celtics by committing to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, but the 12-year National Basketball Association veteran hopes that the C's will try again when he hits the free agent market this summer.
Various reports yesterday confirmed free agent big man Andrew Bogut's arrival and his former teammate Deron Williams' signing was announced Monday evening.
Bogut, 32, has faced off against the Cavaliers in the past two NBA Finals while playing for the Golden State Warriors.
His buyout should see him claim most if not all his money from his contract, which remains on the 76ers salary cap at a bit over $11 million.
Here is one of McRae's highlights from the Summer League.
Cleveland didn't make any moves at the trade deadline, but they are adding a couple of veterans who recently became free agents.
LeBron James isn't sure where this team stands in comparison to last year's Cavs, but the fact that J.R. Smith and Kevin Love remain sidelined following surgeries may contribute to that. They play a back-to-back in Miami Saturday. The signing is also a blow to the Celtics, who could have used Bogut to help improve their dismal rebounding numbers.
Bogut has also told Aldridge his role in the side will be backing up gun centre Tristan Thompson, and that his relationship with fellow Australian Matthew Dellavedova was a factor, with the former Cavalier speaking highly of the organisation.
Coming off of a 114-98 home loss to Atlanta, the Celtics know they have to play better - a lot better - to avoid losing a second game in a row, and four of their last five.
He won a title there, was injured as they lost to Cleveland in game seven a year ago and now he has the chance to win another title.