It's official! Center Andrew Bogut signs with Cleveland Cavaliers


It's official! Center Andrew Bogut signs with Cleveland Cavaliers

Bogut was traded from Dallas Mavericks to Philadelphia 76ers last month but opted for free agency before securing his desire to join a title contender.

But it's the Cavs push for a second consecutive National Basketball Association title that seems to have ultimately won Bogut over, who will now join LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, likely as a much-needed backup center behind starter Tristan Thompson. During that time, Andrew Bogut is still part of the Mavericks. He is expected to officially sign with the Cavs this weekend.

Houston, San Antonio, and Boston had all shown interest in the 7-foot Australian.

In the end, Bauman said Bogut felt Cleveland offered him the best chance to get back to the finals, where he could face the team that let him go before the season started. Bogut also won an NBA Championship in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, according to Tom Withers of the Associated Press, he won't make his debut with the team until they return home for a Monday night contest against the Miami Heat.

Bogut will give the Cavaliers a championship-tested, rim-protecting back-up to starter Tristan Thompson.

Bogut will add some much needed front-court depth to the Cavs after an injury that will most likely keep Kevin Love out until the playoffs.

Picked first overall in the 2005 Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, Andrew Bogut will be providing the Cavs his rebounding prowess, averaging career 8.9 boards together with his 10.0 points and 1.6 blocks according to ESPN statistics.

While fellow newcomer Deron Williams signed for more money, both players have signed for the veteran's minimum.