Andrew Bogut was acquired for the cost of Monta Ellis because co-owner Joe Lacob thinks he is one of the top three centers in the NBA. Bogut is known for his rebounding, passing and defensive ability, but in order to be the third best center, he will need to step his game up.
The top two centers in the NBA are Dwight Howard and the enigma Andrew Bynum, who have both been sent to new destinations during the offseason. The third best center is debatable, but Bogut is currently on the outside of the conversation.
Bogut had a shortened season of only 12 games last year, but he put up 11.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG and 2.0 BPG. He also averaged 2.6 APG, which differentiates himself from other centers. The man can pass and handle the ball.
But he still has to justify that he is in the top three within the league, and here is how he can do it: