Bogut might play in Australia during NBA lockout

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SYDNEY (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut might join fellow Australian Patty Mills and play in the Australia's National Basketball League during the NBA lockout.

Bogut has had talks with NBL teams in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. At issue is a potential half-million dollar injury insurance policy to cover his hefty contract with the Bucks.

Bogut said on Twitter: "I can confirm I am in talks ... a long way to go yet though."

Mills signed last week with the NBL's Melbourne Tigers to play the season, which begins Oct. 7 and ends in March. Mills has an "NBA out" clause which would enable him to return to the Portland Trail Blazers if the lockout ends.

The NBA locked out its players on July 1 after a collective bargaining agreement expired.