Before the trade deadline, the Brooklyn Nets sent Bogdonovic and Chris McCullough to Washington for Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a 2017 protected first-round pick. The trade that they made has been a success and has helped fill some holes in their struggling bench that they have had. Bogdanovic has scored 27 points in two of his six games with the Wizards. In Bojan’s first game he came right off the bench as the sixth man and has proven that he can be one of the best backup players in the NBA. Bogdanovic has been fearless behind the arc, not hesitating at all.
Bojan Bogdanovic appreciation day
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This past Sunday, Bojan set a a career-high eight three-pointers in a big comeback win over the Orlando Magic. Bogdanovic played all of the fourth quarter, and nailed two straight threes that gave the Wizards the lead. He has been given the green light to shoot whenever he is open by head coach Scott Brooks. It looks just as if he has been with the team for a couple of seasons.
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The Wizards really needed a player like Bogdanovic off the bench. They had really no one that could score easily and had one of the worst benches in the league. He has come in and has been the leader of the Washington’s second-unit. He will really help the Wizards in the playoffs and the rest of the regular season. Washington’s starters can finally be given a little more rest with Bogdanovic and the recent acquisition of point-guard Brandon Jennings.
Bogdanovic was in a mess in Brooklyn. The team was the worst in the league and had not had any lottery draft picks to rebuild. They most likely got rid of Bogdanovic for a first round pick to try and get young talent. Also Bogdanovic has an expiring contract this off season, in which the Nets don’t want to pay.
So far with the Wizards, he is averaging 15.5 points a game and is shooting 58.8 percent from behind the three point arc. Washington had a slow start after the All Star break, but are now playing like they did prior.