Earlier this year
Bogut expecting to be traded
Bogut, who has been relegated by the Mavs to a full-time bench role at his request, said in a phone interview with Australia's Sky Sports Radio that it wouldn't surprise him if he were traded before February's trade deadline.
"Thankfully, I'm a free agent here, so I only have a couple of months more here and then will most likely move on," Bogut told Sky Sports. "I don't see myself hanging around with everything that's gone on. It will be an interesting six months ahead."
"I've got a valuable contract ... having four months left on my contract, I'm a valuable commodity to be moved," Bogut said.Obviously by valuable he's talking about $10m expiring but in a full transcript he also talks about the pay days for guys like him. e.g., contracts like Mozgov's, Noah's, etc.
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A bit more after the first interview blew up slightly:
"I'm not silly. I've been in this league long enough. I'm an expiring contract," Bogut said Thursday, a day after expressing during an interview with Australia's Sky Sports Radio that he expected his time in Dallas to be brief. "I haven't asked for a trade, but I know in this league we're 11-24, and I was being honest. There's a chance that I get traded. That turned out into a headline that says 'Bogut wants out,' which is false, but it's just one of the things you have to deal with in this league."Story on ESPN