Andrew Bogut used to win titles as a member of the Warriors, now he’s breaking juicy news about the team on a regular basis.
A few weeks ago, Bogut gave behind the scenes looks at how ruthless Andre Iguodala used to be to players he didn’t think could cut it and a revelatory retelling of the Jordan Bell incident in Memphis.
Now he’s breaking news about this year’s team. On the latest episode of his “Rogue Bogues” podcast, Bogut says that Kelly Oubre’s comments from after the trade deadline that he implied he wasn’t too keen taking a bench role next season rubbed some of his teammates the wrong way. Bogut says that one teammate in particular compared the situation to Iguodala taking a bench role in the Warriors’ first title winning season in 2014-15.
“Not going to name the player, but I’ve heard the Warriors players didn’t take to lightly to those comments,” Bogut said. “They basically made it known that Andre Iguodala, our Finals MVP, was okay with coming off the bench, but we have ‘Kelly Motherfucking Oubre’ who won’t. And that was not directed behind his back, that was to his face.”
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess which Warriors player was most likely to say that to Oubre. That’s if you believe Bogut’s report of course, something that Oubre says is a lie according to his Instagram account. For the uninitiated, “cap” is slang for lie.
Unnamed Warriors player is not too happy that Kelly Oubre wouldn’t be open to a potential bench role next season. 😳😳
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) April 5, 2021
WOOP there it is pic.twitter.com/qv0Trsj9sW
— jokes (@baygal6) April 5, 2021
If that wasn’t spicy enough for you, Bogut also reported on the podcast that he has it on good authority that the Warriors turned down a trade from the Pelicans, who offered Lonzo Ball and a draft pick for Oubre. Oubre’s contract expires after this season, while Ball has a qualifying offer next season.
Bogut on Oubre:
"I have it on good authority that they had an offer actually for Lonzo Ball and I think a throw-in, a pick, for Oubre and the Warriors turned it down funnily enough, but I thought that was a pretty good deal to shed some salary and get a pick back." pic.twitter.com/i9fa6efQCe
— r/Warriors (@GSWReddit) April 5, 2021