The following offseason, Bogut was traded to the Dallas Mavericks to clear cap space for the incoming Kevin Durant, in an exchange that was almost universally accepted by the Warriors’ fan base.
But his departure was bittersweet. On one hand, the Warriors just signed a Hall-of-Fame forward to pair with their three other all-stars. On the other hand, Bogut was a fan-favorite rim protector that, barring the size of his salary, probably would have remained a Warrior. While the club has won two rings since his departure, his defense and rebounding has been missed.