Andrew Bogut Likely To Play In Australia During NBA Lockout

Andrew Bogut's camp is talking to several teams in Australia's National Basketball League this week in an attempt to have the 7-foot Aussie playing Down Under during the NBA lockout, reports the continent's ABC News (via HoopsHype). According to the Melbourne Herald-Sun, there's currently a $500,000 insurance tab to be picked, which is causing the biggest problems. But Bogut's agent suggests the Herald-Sun that the sum could decrease with some creative contract working.

Bogut is the most high-profile Aussie in the NBA. His countryman Patty Mills agreed last week to play in the NBL during the lockout. Mills is playing for Australia as the nation attempts to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics this summer; Bogut is not, due to insurance.

Bogut's health has been a question since a gruesome injury suffered late in the 2009-10 season; the center broke his arm, and it was evident that there remained healing to be done as he shot an awful percentage in the 2010-11 season.

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