Melbourne NBL clubs won’t sign Andrew Bogut as playing decision looms

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Australian basketball great Andrew Bogut has revealed he will announce his playing future on Tuesday.

The former NBA star’s future was clouded after he parted ways with the Sydney Kings earlier this year.

Bogut, who played 59 games across two seasons with the Kings, has been weighing up whether to continue his career with the 2021 Tokyo Olympics around the corner.

The 36-year-old teased fans on social media today with a cheeky tweet indicating that Tuesday would be the day where he makes a call on his future.

But with Bogut parting ways with Sydney, where he lands this season remains a mystery. Melbourne NBL clubs, United and Phoenix, have both declared Bogut will not be part of their squads for the upcoming 2020-21 season according to The Age.

Just last week, Boomers coach Brian Goorjian revealed the former NBA No.1 draft pick would be an automatic selection into the squad should he elect to continue playing.

“Andrew has tremendous pride, and he doesn’t want to play if he feels that physically he is under the bar,” Goorjian said.

“It isn’t a conditioning thing; it is just that your body moves to a certain point and only you as the player understands the level of competition and if his body can handle it.

“So, in his mind he is thinking, ‘What am I going to be like physically in the gold medal and am I up to that as far as an Andrew Bogut standard’.

“The only person that can come to terms on that is him, so where I sit it is totally his call, but if Bogut puts his hand up, there is no way you are not going to select him.

“I know the importance of his leadership, and I fully understand what his commitment to that would be.”

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