HoopsHype Bojan Bogdanovic rumors


July 28, 2013 Updates

In an interview at the opening of the Team Croatia training camp this week, Bojan Bogdanovic said that although he will play with Fenerbahce in the Euroleague this season, he still intends to play for the Nets ... although he didn't say when. Speaking about Fenerbahce, Bogdanovic said, "This club is excellent with great expectations, but certainly you will see me one day in Brooklyn.'' NetsDaily

Bogdanovic, who will turn 25 next April, is still coveted by the Nets. Earlier this month, he couldn't get Fener to reduce his 1.5 million euro ($2 million) buyout and turned down the mini-MLE from the Nets. Billy King then moved on to Plan B, which turned into Andrei Kirilenko and Alan Anderson, both of whom signed two-year deals with player options for 2014-15. "I might have become a hot commodity (in Croatia)," said Bogdanovic, who would have been the first Croatian in the NBA in three years. "But now I decided to stay at Fenerbahce in Istanbul and I'm glad that this story finally ended." NetsDaily

July 21, 2013 Updates
July 16, 2013 Updates

Net Daily: League source says #Nets retain "high interest" in Bogdanovic. Will follow his progress and hope to bring him over as soon as possible. Twitter @NetsDaily

July 15, 2013 Updates

It doesn't really matter much anymore, but Bojan Bogdanovic wants everyone to know that his decision not to join the Nets wasn't really about money, but instead his desire to play for the best coach in Europe, Zeljko Obradovic, and "win something before I leave Europe." Obradovic was recently hired by Fenerbahce, Bogdanovic's Turkish team. He actively recruited Bogdanovic to stay in Turkey. NetsDaily

Basketball writer Igor Marinovic, like Bogdanovic, is from Mostar, Bosnia. He tweeted out a series of 140-character messages Monday explaining Bogdanovic's position. Bogdanovic added that he expects to play in the NBA "in one or two years." He and Fener are believed to be in discussions about a contract extension. NetsDaily

July 10, 2013 Updates

So after weeks of believing they could get a buyout done with Bojan Bogdanovic's Turkish club, the Nets on Wednesday decided to "move on" without him and will pursue "Plan B," reports a league source. The decision is final and definite, said the source. The Nets came not long after the Nets expressed concern about finalizing the buyout. Billy King admitted to beat writers some "concern" they can get a deal done that would bring the 6'8" Croatian to Brooklyn. Still, King said he’s “pretty confident” the buyout will happen. Not long afterwards, the Nets decided to pull the plug and move on. King did tell the beat writers that there's one player worth the mini-MLE if the Bogdanovic deal fell through. NetsDaily

July 9, 2013 Updates

The Nets are not planning to add a 15th player to their roster. Once they sign Andray Blatche, Shaun Livingston and Bojan Bogdanovic and then complete their blockbuster with Boston, they will have 14 players ... barring a trade. NetsDaily

July 6, 2013 Updates

In talking with a Croatian radio station Saturday, Bojan Bogdanovic says chances of him joining the Nets next season are "a little more" than 50-50 and no deal has been finalized, saying talks are "in the early stages." Moreover, he says Fenerbahce, his Turkish club, would like him to return. Adrian Wojnarowski and Nets beat writers reported Friday night that the Nets and Bogdanovic had reached an agreement paying him $2.5 million next year, the first of the three-year deal. No deal can be finalized until July 10 and the Nets were confident Friday that it will be. NetsDaily

"It is not true that I signed a three-year deal with the Nets. Chances that I will play for Brooklyn next year are about 50 percent, maybe little more, but the only truth is that negotiations are ongoing and that before Monday or Tuesday I will not know anything more. I hope the agreement will be made before the Croatian National Team training camp begins." The first meeting of the national team is Monday. Bogdanovic also said Fenerbahce's new coach, the Phil Jackson of Europe, has reached out to him, asking that he stay. "I spoke to Zeljko Obradovic and he told me he would like me to stay in Fenerbahce, and I would like to work with the winningest European coach. However, until negotiations with the Nets end, I will not know much more," he told Radio Dobre Vibracije. NetsDaily

July 5, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have reached agreement to sign 2011 draft pick Bojan Bogdanovic to a three-year contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The contract will have a player option in the third season, sources said. Bogdanovic, 24, was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 draft. The Nets acquired his rights in a draft-night trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Yahoo! Sports

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