NBA Trade Rumors: Will the Washington Wizards Look to Acquire Andrew Bogut?

Karthik TadisinaSenior Writer IMarch 10, 2012

Andrew Bogut.
Andrew Bogut.Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

As the trade deadline approaches, new rumors are coming out every day. Rumors are starting to come out that do not have anything to do with Dwight Howard.

One of the latest rumors involves former No. 1 overall draft pick (back in 2005) Andrew Bogut of the Milwaukee Bucks.

According to Marc Stein of, Bogut has been made somewhat available by the Bucks (was untouchable at one point in time), and Bogut wants a change of scenery after not having a strong relationship with Bucks head coach Scott Skiles.

One team that could reportedly be interested in acquiring Bogut is the Washington Wizards, who could lose JaVale McGee (a restricted free agent in the summer) in free agency. Additionally, the Wizards are still in the process of finding the "right" pieces to place around point guard John Wall.

Bogut was the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft after spending only one season playing college basketball at the University of Utah. The Australian center has all of the skills to become an NBA-level center, although much of his career has been bogged down with injuries.

As a result, he has not been able to show what he can do if he were healthy for an entire NBA season.

However, with the Wizards currently in a situation where more changes could occur, bringing in a player like Bogut could make things interesting. He would replace the athletic McGee, but is a mature player who should fit in nicely alongside Wall.

As of this moment, it is not known who the Wizards would offer for Bogut, and they may have to find a third team to assist. The Bucks would insist on adding Stephen Jackson, while the Wizards would want to include Andray Blatche.

These contingencies could end up derailing trade talks, but one never knows what could happen as the deadline rolls around.