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    Warriors, Cavs among top contenders looking to sign recently waived vets Bogut, Jennings

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    Feb 28, 2017
    Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut are looking to help contenders for a deep playoff run. AP

    AFTER being waived on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), center Andrew Bogut and guard Brandon Jennings are looking to sign on with a contender seeking to make a deep run in the postseason.

    According to a report by The Mercury News, Bogut, who secured a buyout from the Philadelphia 76ers, is considering several NBA teams that include the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs.

    The 32-year old center from Australia will be talking with general managers and coaches from those teams in the coming two days.

    Among the mentioned teams, the Celtics and Rockets can offer the No.1 overall pick in the 2005 draft more than the minimum salary.

    Traded to the Dallas Mavericks at the start of the season to free up salary cap space, Bogut never fit in, averaging 3 points and 8 rebounds in 26 games. The Mavs sent the Aussie to the 76ers at the trade deadline for Nerlens Noel.

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    Meanwhile, Jennings, a backup for Derrick Rose at the point guard position, was let go by the Knicks who are planning to sign former Philadelphia 76ers guard Chasson Randle as a replacement.

    Sources said some members of the Golden State Warriors would prefer taking Jennings over former Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon, who is in advanced talks with the Dubs.

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    The 27-year old guard averaged 8.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in his first season in New York.

    The former No. 10 pick in the 2009 NBA draft has had a journeyman career, seeing time with the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic.

    A free agent next season, Jennings is considered as a player who can add depth to its guard rotation for a team headed for the playoffs. Before injuries slowed down his production the past two seasons, the 6-1 swingman averaged 16.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game in his first six NBA seasons.

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