Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut is on the radar of the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers. Andrew Bogut of the Kings looks on during warm up before game two of the NBL Semi Final series between the Sydney Kings and Melbourne United at Qudos Bank Arena on March 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Getty Images/Mark Metcalfe

Several teams are prowling the market for available NBA players and the most recent one is reportedly Andrew Bogut. The Australian center just concluded his stint in the NBL and could be a prime addition for teams in need of a backup big man moving forward.

As of this writing, at least two teams are said to be considering the 34-year-old center. They are the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers. The former is no stranger when it comes to looking for someone to plug the middle.

Before the name of Bogut cropped up, the Dubs were reportedly waiting to get their hands on Robin Lopez of the Chicago Bulls. Unfortunately, snagging the 7-footer can only happen if the Bulls buy him out. From the looks of it, waiting for Lopez may go for naught with Chicago unlikely to go that route and keeping him until season’s end, the Chicago Tribune reported.

With most big men signed, most NBA teams are now looking at the ones in the free agent market with Bogut topping the list. It would not be a surprise if the Warriors consider re-signing Bogut since the Aussie did suit up for the Dubs for four seasons (2012-13 and 2015-16). While he did not really see much action, he is seen more as a backup to DeMarcus Cousins heading into the NBA postseason wars, according to the Bleacher Report.

As far as the Sixers are concerned, interest in Bogut is sensible since Philly finds itself with big men who are not at 100-percent. Joel Embiid and Boban Marjanovic are nursing respective injuries, meaning there is a big hole in the paint. Only Jonah Bolden remains as the Sixers true center. If head coach Brett Brown and his boys are to make a serious push in the NBA playoffs, adding someone like Bogut could be a big boost.

On both counts, taking in Bogut is a short-term solution. Depending on how he performs, he could be out of a job by the end of the 2018-19 NBA season. In any case, it is an opportunity for the big man who was once a force to reckon with. He does have his share of offensive moves and has been known to be one of the rugged defenders the NBA has had.