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ESPN: Warriors to trade center Andrew Bogut to Mavericks

FILE -- Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) dunks against Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov (20) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, June 4. 2015. (AP)

The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of adding a pair of Golden State Warriors -- forward Harrison Barnes and center Andrew Bogut -- in the wake of Kevin Durant's decision, according to league sources.

The Warriors and Mavs have agreed to a trade that will send Bogut into Dallas' cap space, according to league sources.
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The Mavs also are trying to complete their previously reported four-year, $94 million maximum deal with Harrison Barnes. Sources told ESPN that the Warriors will renounce their rights to Barnes as a restricted free agent with Durant heading to Golden State, meaning there will be no three-day waiting period while his previous team ponders whether to match the offer.

The Warriors need to shed Bogut's $11 million salary to create cap space to sign Durant to a two-year, $54.3 million deal. Sources say the Warriors are inclined to send Bogut, a good friend of Barnes', to a destination he likes.

Dallas, which acquired center Zaza Pachulia from the Milwaukee Bucks in a similar salary dump last summer, would fill a need at starting center with a proven veteran on an expiring contract.

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Barnes, 24, turned down a reported extension totaling $64 million before the 2015-16 season. He in turn had his best campaign as a pro, averaging 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 66 games.

A polarizing player because of his inconsistency, Barnes has been a key cog in the Warriors' back-to-back runs to the NBA Finals, particularly in their small-ball lineups.

Bogut, 31, suffered bone bruises to his proximal tibia and distal femur, two major bones in the leg during Game 5 of the NBA Finals and missed the final two games of the series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bogut's injury did not require surgery.

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