“From what I’ve seen so far I love it,” Bogut tells NBA.com. “It’s much more suited to me as a person. I like California. But Texas, just the people here and the mentality’s a little slower probably than California with the every-day helter-skelter life. Whereas here it’s a little bit different culturally, in a good way. I wouldn’t say California or Texas is better. For myself, it feels like just a cool city. I like it. There’s a lot of good places to go. I didn’t realize how big the Dallas-Fort Worth area is. There’s a lot to do here, a lot of good restaurants and good cafes, a lot of nice people.
“When I first got here I couldn’t believe how nice the people were.''
Meanwhile, Dirk Nowitzki thinks he's a wonderful teammate and coach Rick Carlisle thinks he's "unique'' and is talking about him as if he can have a Walton/Sabonis-like impact here.
So why leave this thing at the present one-year, $11-mil contract? Well, Bogut - acquired in trade from Golden State in exchange for air -- will be 32 in November ... and there is always the issue of Summer of 2017 "dry powder.'' ... But the guys wonder ...
Is Andrew Bogut The Long-Term Mavs Answer At Center?
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