Andrew Bogut will become eligible for a contract extension with the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 25th and he's hopeful of getting a new deal.
Bogut is currently scheduled to become a free agent in 2017.
The Warriors figure to have a busy offseason as they're expected to pursue Kevin Durant, while they also have the restricted free agencies of Festus Ezeli and Harrison Barnes to contend with.
"Yeah, I do," he said of hoping to get a deal done this summer. "But we'll see what happens. We all hear the rumors of other guys coming through here, so if that kind of stuff happens they'll be some shedding of some contracts so who knows what can happen. But you'd be silly to try and leave what's going on right now.... We'll have a few of us that will have opportunities. Obviously I'm contracted for next year, but at the same time if he they offer me an extension I'll definitely listen.
"Nothing's a given in this league. It's a physical league. Either way. I can do a deal now or wait an extra year and get more, it's not going to really change me financially too much. I've been pretty smart with my money. I can retire today and still not have to work another day in my life. It's not going to be a point where I'm going to be, 'Who's going to give me the most money.' It'll be the lifestyle, it'll be what's the team like, is the team any good. And the writing on the wall here is to try to stick around as long as they want me."
Bogut is willing to take less money for the guaranteed money of an extension.
"Yeah, but I'm not a greedy guy and I'm not stupid either," Bogut said. "I know I can get undercut by Amar'e Stoudemire and fall and break my other elbow. In my position, with the physicality that we take, I'd definitely listen to offers."
Bogut doesn't have a hunch on whether he will be able to get something done with the Warriors.
"No feel at all," he said when asked for his read on whether he will have a new contract before the end of summer. "Haven't discussed it. Who knows. This league's a funny league. Like I said, if those moves that are rumored happen there'll be a few of us that are gone. The way we can probably nip that in the bud is win another championship and they're forced to bring us back. They're stuck with us for longer."