Mavericks' Andrew Bogut: 'I'm a valuable commodity to be moved'

Mavericks center Andrew Bogut said his days in Dallas likely won't extend beyond when his contract expires at the end of this season.

Bogut, who has been relegated by the Mavs to a full-time bench role at his request, said in a phone interview with Australia's Sky Sports Radio that it wouldn't surprise him if he were traded before February's trade deadline.

"Thankfully, I'm a free agent here, so I only have a couple of months more here and then will most likely move on," Bogut told Sky Sports. "I don't see myself hanging around with everything that's gone on. It will be an interesting six months ahead."

Asked by Sky Sports Radio whether he expected to be dealt before the Feb. 23 trade deadline, the Australian native replied, "You never know."

"I've got a valuable contract ... having four months left on my contract, I'm a valuable commodity to be moved," Bogut said.

Bogut, a 12-year veteran, was traded by the Warriors to the Mavericks in July as Golden State made room on the payroll for Kevin Durant.

Bogut will be coming off the bench for the foreseeable future due to problems the Mavericks have had playing him next to Dirk Nowitzki. Coach Rick Carlisle has said Bogut went to him last week and volunteered to come off the bench.

Bogut, 32, said earlier this week he was skeptical that he could play with Nowitzki, except for the rare occasions when the opponents uses two traditional big men.

Bogut, a former No. 1 overall pick, has started 648 of 662 games in his career.

Information from ESPN's Tim MacMahon was used in this report.