Andrew Bogut and the Golden State Warriors have begun negotiations a contract extension.
Bogut is scheduled to become a free agent in July.
The Warriors pursued Dwight Howard this offseason, but signing Bogut long-term was always the more likely option.
Bogut said the initial numbers from the Warriors, “weren’t insulting. But they weren’t what I’m looking for. Nothing concrete has been actually formally written up. We’ve just been going back and forth, but nothing too crazy.”
The Warriors are likely looking for a three-year extension with incentives given his injury concerns.
“Just based on the fact that my last two injuries I can’t control,” Bogut said. “If these were chronic injuries from lack of conditioning or not working out in the summer or being a fat slob, I can understand the caution. But would I do things to the extent that Andrew Bynum’s done with his contract? Hell no. The clauses that he has, there’s no chance I would sign a contract. But basically having game incentives — whatever the number is, 60, 70, whatever it is — I have no problem. I think that’s only fair.”