HoopsHype Bojan Bogdanovic rumors


April 26, 2015 Updates

On Saturday, Bogdanovic shot 7-of-13, scored 19 points — the most by a rookie in the playoffs to that point this postseason — and the Nets came out of the game having closed the gap to 2-1 in the series. Again, Bogdanovic was not the sole reason the Nets won, 91-83, in Game 3 at Barclays Center. But he was a big reason. “He was huge. Bogey is a great catch-and-shoot guy. If he gets his feet set, probably nine times out of 10, it’s going in,” Joe Johnson said. “Especially in the first quarter, he got it going.” New York Post

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But after Bogdanovic started the first 19 games, his playing time has gradually been reduced over the last few weeks, with coach Lionel Hollins demoting him from the starting five in favor of Sergey Karasev. It got to the point Bogdanovic received the first DNP-coach’s decision of his career in Friday’s 100-98 win over the Magic. “It’s not about what [Bogdanovic has] done, it’s about what he’s not done,” Hollins said before the game. “You’ve got to play and compete and go out and play well. Karasev has shown me a lot in practice. We were struggling, I gave him a shot and he played well. … I put him in the starting lineup and he’s played well. “It’s also a product of [Bogdanovic] just hitting the wall and not being aggressive.” New York Post

January 1, 2015 Updates

His lack of energy and intensity has been criticized by the American media and coach Hollins has decided to change the rotations, sending to the bench guys like Deron Williams and Brook Lopez. In an interview with Igor Marinovic, Bogdanovic has expressed his disappointment with his playing time and starting from the bench: "I didn't talk with Hollins about his decision. He took a decision and that's it. For me it's a little bit strange not playing and entering in the game when the result it's already decided. Right now I have to focus and trying to get back the minutes that I had at the beginning of the season." Sportando

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This season the 25-year-old rookie from Croatia is shooting 54.7 percent overall and 44.1 percent from 3-point range in Brooklyn, and just 26.4 percent overall and 19.2 percent from beyond the arc away from home. Bogdavoic and the Nets will hope a return home this week will turn his game around beginning Sunday at the Barclays Center. “Sounds like a rookie,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. “Sounds like a rookie. He’s more comfortable playing in Brooklyn, more comfortable playing in front of the home crowd, and when you go on the road it’s new. Every arena he walks into his new, and it’s just part of the growing process. He’ll get better.” New York Post

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The rookie shot just 35 percent from the floor and 22.7 percent from 3-point range this preseason. But after waiting three years to get him into the NBA, the Nets are giving him every opportunity to succeed and coach Lionel Hollins fully understands how tough an adjustment Bogdanovic is being asked to make. “When you’re just coming to a foreign country and learning a different culture — I know he speaks English, but it’s still a different culture — and it’s tougher, city life in New York, the NBA versus Europe, the rules are different, it’s an adjustment and he’s gotten more comfortable as we’ve gone along,” Hollins said. “He’s progressing. It’s still a process, but I like what he’s done and I’m sure he’ll be a better shooter as we go along. He’s been a good shooter in Europe. But he’s a really good basketball player. I just want him to go out and be aggressive and make whatever play is there to make.” New York Post

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Making the transition from Europe to the NBA has proven to be a difficult adjustment for some players. Bojan Bogdanovic fully understands that. Still, the rookie forward feels like he can come in and contribute right away for the Brooklyn Nets in 2014-15. “It’s not gonna be easy,” Bogdanovic told reporters Monday during his introductory news conference at the team’s practice facility. “I have to make some adjustments -- especially because there’s a lot of games, a lot more than in Europe. But I am ready, and I think I can help the team immediately. ESPN.com

July 22, 2014 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Bojan Bogdanović to a multi-year contract, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. “Having drafted Bojan in 2011, it is rewarding to finally welcome him to the Nets,” said King. “We obviously have a high regard for his game, and we are glad he will now bring that talent to Brooklyn.” NBA.com

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