BREAKING: Andrew Bogut signs with Sydney Kings

It’s been talked about for a long time, but it is now official.

Andrew Bogut will be continuing his basketball career in Australia, with the Sydney Kings.

This is absolutely massive news for the NBL and obviously the Sydney Kings.

Bogut was drafted #1 overall in the 2005 NBA Draft and won an NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015. Whilst he has struggled with injury throughout his career, there is a strong case to say that his NBA career is currently unmatched by any Australian.

Bogut had been hinting at signing in the NBL for some time and earlier tonight he set tongues wagging with this post.

And then this followed soon after.

He will be the face of the NBL, not just the Sydney Kings. He is Australian sporting royalty and a household name – a signing of this magnitude is just another example of how far the NBL has come in recent years.

For the Kings, it means more than just ticket sales (which will skyrocket), it shows that they absolutely mean business on the court – if he can stay healthy.

The Kings have struggled to put together a roster that is capable of contending in recent years, but with Bogut now signing it signals a new era for the club.

Bogut, Jerome Randle and Kevin Lisch will give opposition team’s fits on both ends of the court.

Hayley Wildes

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1 Response

  1. Robert Smith


    Bogut has shown his commitment to Aussie bball in the past. I didn’t think he would make it to Rio but he put an effort into qualifying & the Olympics even though he wasn’t fully fit.
    The worry has to be keeping him on the court. He has had several serious injuries over his career & this has restricted his game a lot – eg shooting range has disappeared. Many NBA players pay a high price for the fame & fortune. Maybe his short season this year with Lakers will help his rehab & fitness.
    Here’s hoping it works out.

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