by Marcel Mutoni

Andrew Bogut, the top overall pick in the 2005 draft, has played in 226 games. In said games, he has averaged a little under 12 points and grabbed 8.5 boards per night. For his troubles, the Milwaukee Bucks are going to make him a rather wealthy young man.

Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who first reported the story, breaks it down:

The five-year extension is worth $60 million in guaranteed money, according to sources, with bonuses that could take the deal to $72.5 million.

[...]

“I’m very excited to be with the Bucks another five years, on top of next season,” Bogut said.

In a League where talented big men are treated like rare diamonds (which, in fact, they are), this is now the norm.

The Bucks are quietly building themselves a nice little team; with a few more moves, they could start making some noise in the East pretty soon.