By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
July 8th, 2014
Brooklyn Nets To Sign Bojan Bogdanovic
The Brooklyn Nets after losing Shaun Livingston, who they were planning on using their mini mid-level exception on, now turned their focus to 6-8 Forward Bojan Bogdanovic, a European sharpshooter. The mini mid-level contract for Bogdanovic will be for two years, with a third year player option that can make the deal worth 10.3 million dollars.
Brooklyn had the rights to Bogdanovic from 2011, as they got his draft rights that season in a trade, and they did try to bring him over last off-season, but were unsuccessful. Last season in Europe, Bogdanovic averaged 14.8 PPG, but did struggle from beyond the arc only shooting 29.8%, compared to shooting over 40% from beyond the arc in his previous two seasons.
Bogdanovic is from the same hometown as Mirza Teletovic, who will surely make his transition to the Nets, and America a bit easier. There is still a lot of uncertainty to whether or not the Nets will be able to keep Paul Pierce and if Pierce leave will that effect Kevin Garnett’s decision to return, so adding some depth to the front court in Bogdanovic makes sense for the Nets.