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Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut dealing with 'immigration issues'

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18,2016 file photo, Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut (6) of Australia handles the ball during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18,2016 file photo, Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut (6) of Australia handles the ball during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Dallas.

By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut didn't participate in the team's morning shootaround because of a visa issue, but he's expected to be in uniform Monday night against the Heat.

Bogut signed with the defending NBA champions last week. A team spokesman says the Australian, who was recently traded by Dallas and waived by Philadelphia, was dealing with "immigration issues" that prevented him from attending the team's light workout.

However, the team stressed the visa issue wasn't significant and was merely procedural.

The 7-foot Bogut chose to join Cleveland despite having more lucrative offers from other teams. He'll make $385,000 for the remainder of the season.

Bogut spent four seasons with Golden State, facing the Cavaliers in the past two Finals.

Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue also skipped the shootaround as he battles a sinus infection.

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