Editor's note: This article is part of a continuing series in which Insider Monte Poole highlights a different Warriors player every day leading up to the 2014-15 season
Salary: $12.97 million
Contract status: Bogut enters the first year of a three-year, $36 million contract extension signed last October. The deal descends roughly $1 million in each of the final two seasons. He becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2017.
2013-14 in review: Bogut re-established himself as a strong rebounder (10.0 per game) and a potent defensive presence in the paint, ranking sixth in blocks. The 7-footer played in 67 games, the most since appearing in 69 in 2009-10 with the Bucks. He missed seven games with shoulder inflammation and, after sustaining a fractured rib in mid-April, missed the postseason.
2014-15 outlook: Because of his injury history, Bogut's No. 1 goal is to remain healthy. He's going to miss some games by design, but should aim to play in 75 of the 82 games. His defense will continue to be a staple, but new coach Steve Kerr wants to get Bogut more involved in the offense to take advantage of his smarts and stellar passing. Aside from All-Star point guard Stephen Curry, Bogut is the most indispensible member of the team.