Kings al­ready see the ben­e­fits of Bogut

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

THEY’RE the im­ages that should have every Syd­ney Kings sup­porter jump­ing out of their skin.

An­drew Bogut of­fi­cially started life as a King dur­ing the week when he posed for pic­tures in the pur­ple and gold uni­form. The sight of Bogut pre­tend­ing to post up and dunk is an ex­cit­ing en­tree to his NBL de­but with Syd­ney.

The for­mer NBA big man is still five months away from play­ing for the Kings, but has al­ready had a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact.

Largely due to the Bogut fac­tor, Syd­ney mem­ber­ship sales have surged in re­cent weeks. The Kings are al­ready 75 per cent of the way to last sea­son’s to­tal.

This is a tes­ta­ment to Bogut’s pop­u­lar­ity, but also the strength of a ros­ter that in­cludes a raft of Aus­tralian rep­re­sen­ta­tives and two NBL most-val­ued play­ers.

Kings of­fi­cials will release the full mem­ber­ship re­sults in the com­ing weeks.

Bogut will at­tend the Next Gen Camp and the NBL Com­bine with Syd­ney coach An­drew Gaze in Mel­bourne on Mon­day and Tues­day. This will give the cham­pi­onship-win­ning Golden State cen­tre the chance to view the next gen­er­a­tion of basketball tal­ent.

To be­come a Kings mem­ber for next sea­son, visit syd­neyk­ings.mem­ber­­ber­home

Bogut tries his new Kings kit on for size.

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