At Wednesday’s press conference, Kenny Atkinson and Sean Marks talked about how much they respected what Bojan Bogdanovic did this summer … and how, with him saying he’s playing the best basketball of his life, they need steady him for the long haul ahead. “We recognize what’s he’s done and we respect it tremendously,” Atkinson said. “To be the leader of that team, the coaching staff has great respect for him and I think our players have great respect for him too.”
“He’s chomping at the bit to get out there, but he’s put in some hard yards this summer, so it’ll be bringing him along slowly,” Marks said. “It’s almost that you have to hold him back a little bit because it’s a grind in the season and you’ve already put in your training camp hours.”
Gery Woelfel: After Ra’shad James rejects camp invite and instead chooses to play in Croatia, Bucks will bring in journeyman Xavier Henry.
According to Italian newspaper La PreAlpina, American point-guard Sebastian Telfair is in talks with Cedevita Zagreb, forcing Italian side Pallacanestro Cantù, that has shown strong interest in the player, to look at other options, including Zabian Dowdell, who played for Zenit last season.
After Croatia’s defeat by Serbia in the Olympic quarterfinal, Dario Saric didn’t hold back anything when he made his self criticism. “I don’t know what to say. We have lost to Serbia again. And I have played like the biggest p–y”, he said to Sportske.Jutarnji.hr. Saric scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds, shooting with 3/7 from the field and 1/4 from the line.