The Nets are trying to sign Croatian small forward Bojan Bogdanovic (not to be confused with 2014 Phoenix draftee Bogdan Bogdanovic) away from his Euroleague team, according to Eurobasket's David Pick. Pick also reports that the two sides are discussing a three-year deal. According to HoopsRumors.com, the mid-level exception (which is the only type of deal the Nets can offer Bogdanovic since the Nets are a taxpaying team this year) is worth $10,276,530, which is roughly $3.4 million per year.
Brooklyn acquired the 6'8" forward's draft rights during the 2011 NBA Draft from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves had acquired Bogdanovic earlier that night from the Miami Heat, who took him with the 31st overall pick.
While playing for Fenerbache in Turkey this past season, the 25-year-old Bogdanovic posted 14.8 PPG on just under 47% shooting. While the forward only hit 29.8% of his three point attempts this season, he has shown the ability to be a weapon beyond the arc in the past (34.1% in 2010-11, 41.1% in '11-12, and 40.5% in '12-13). DraftExpress.com does an excellent job of breaking down Bogdanovic's game.
The Nets attempted to sign Bogdanovic last offseason but could not come to an agreement. The team then signed Andrei Kirilenko to the mid-level exception.Tags: Basketball, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, NBA