Bojan Bogdanovic

Bojan Bogdanovic

33-Year-Old ForwardF
Utah Jazz  NBA  
Utah Jazz
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Last season was up-and-down for Bogdanovic. He had rough stretches, including an 18-game span during which he averaged just 12.8 points on 39.4 percent shooting. But he also had great stretches, like the final 19 games of the season, when he averaged 23.4 points on 48.8 percent shooting. The good couldn't quite outweigh the bad though, as Bogdanovic finished 130th in fantasy on a per-game basis -- quite the dip from his 2019-20 rank of 78 and his 2018-19 rank of 94. The forward saw nearly all of his numbers, including percentages, dip compared to 2019-20, leading to the somewhat drastic fall in rank. Fantasy managers burned by Bogdanovic might not be interested in drafting him in 2021-22, but he still has potential to be a steal if you can get him within the final picks of a standard draft. While the Jazz are relatively deep with capable scorers -- Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles and new addition Rudy Gay -- Bogdanovic will be a 30-minute staple due to his sharpshooting (40.9 percent from three over the past three seasons) and underrated ability to get to the free-throw line for a shooter (3.9 attempts per game over the past three seasons). Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $73.1 million contract with the Jazz in July of 2019.
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Bojan Bogdanovic, the son of Mario and Vesna, was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1989. Bogdanovic has always been an athlete. He plays soccer and tennis in his spare time and lists his off-court talent as water polo. Still, Bogdanovic only started playing basketball when he was 15. Things took off quickly from there. Bogdanovic began playing professional basketball for his hometown Zrinjski Mostar in 2004. He moved to Real Madrid the next year, staying in Spain's capital until 2009. At Fenerbahce Ulker, Bogdanovic enjoyed the most success. He was there from 2011-2014, earning a Turkish League All-Star selection and a Turkish Cup championship in 2013 before winning the Turkish Supercup and Turkish League Championship the next year. Bogdanovic represents Croatia on the international level and has appeared in 65 games for his country in 11 global tournaments. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@44Bojan). Bogdanovic began his pro basketball career as a teenager, playing with his hometown club of Zrinjski Mostar. He signed a five-year deal with Real Madrid in 2005 and was loaned back to Zrinjski Mostar in that first year. He went on to play at several levels within the Real Madrid organization. After parting ways with Real Madrid after the 2008-09 season, he signed with Cibona Zagreb of the Croatian League. He left that team after the 2010-11 season and landed with Turkey's Fenerbahce Ulker for his first draft-eligible year. Bogdanovic was taken 31st overall by the Miami Heat in 2011, but remained with Fenerbahce for three more seasons before ultimately signing with the Brooklyn Nets in the summer of 2014.

Plays well but can't hit big shot
FUtah Jazz
April 29, 2022
Bogdanovic had 19 points (7-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal over 36 minutes during Thursday's 98-96 loss to the Mavericks.
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Bogdanovic enjoyed a strong game for Utah, finishing second on the team in scoring and knocking down three of six tries from three-point range. However, he couldn't convert his biggest shot attempt of the series, missing on a potential game-winning three-pointer with under two seconds remaining. Bogdanovic began the series by averaging 25.0 points over the first three games, but he averaged just 11.0 points over the final three contests of the six-game set.
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After a wrist injury sidelined him for the playoffs, Bogdanovic is expected to be ready to return for the start of this season for the Jazz following an excellent debut for Utah in 2019-20. The 31-year-old forward averaged career highs with 20.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and threes (3.0 per game). The wrist issue marked the first time Bogdanovic has been sidelined for any kind of extended stretch after playing at least 78 games in each of his previous five seasons in the NBA, so it will be worth monitoring to see how he is able to bounce back. Given the injury and the fact that he posted the best numbers of his career in 2019-20, a slight drop in numbers is plausible this season. That said, Bogdanovic is a dead-eye from three-point range, as he's eclipsed 40 percent from deep in each of the past three years (41.4 last season). The hot shooting should continue to be effective on a team with several playmakers -- notably Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Joe Ingles. If Bogdanovic continues to get heavy minutes after averaging a career-high 33.1 last season, he could be poised for additional growth.
Bogdanovic signed a four-year, $73 million deal with the Jazz in the offseason after two highly productive years with Indiana. Last season, the forward averaged career highs in points (18.0), rebounds (4.1) and assists (2.0) across 31.8 minutes, appearing in 81 games. He knocked down 2.0 threes and shot 42.5 percent from deep -- both career highs. He took on a larger role offensively once Victor Oladipo (knee) was out of action, attempting 15.0 field goals per contest. Bogdanovic figures to be a starter with the Jazz immediately, though it's unclear which forward spot he will occupy. Playing on a loaded team with Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, Donavan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert figures to eat into his shot opportunities and offensive production, and it's not unreasonable to expect a decline in points in 2019-20. Conley and Mitchell in particular figure to see high usage, further limiting Bogdanovic. That said, Bogdanovic should still be a steady source of points, threes and shooting percentages.
Joining a Pacers team that lost both Paul George and Darren Collison, Bogdanovic was able to earn a spot in the top unit right away with his new organization, starting all 80 games he played in. The 29-year-old didn't provide much ancillary production with averages of just 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists. However, he gave the team a spark offensively on a night-to-night basis and had the ability to spread the floor with a consistent three-point stroke. In 30.8 minutes per game, Bogdanovic finished with a career-high 14.3 points, while hitting 1.9 three-pointers at a 40.2 percent clip. In the offseason, the Pacers extended fairly sizable contracts to both Doug McDermott and Tyreke Evans, both of whom have the ability to play small forward and could cut into Bogdanovic's workload. At this point, Bogdanovic's starting role appears to be safe, though that could change at any point in the season if he falls into a lull. Look for Bogdanovic to remain relevant in deeper leagues due to his spectacular percentages and ability to rack up points and three-pointers. That said, fantasy owners still may want to temper expectations a bit due to the team's offseason signings.
Bogdanovic began the 2016-17 campaign as a member of the Nets, though was dealt to the Wizards at the trade deadline to bolster the team’s bench for the postseason. A 6-foot-8 forward, Bogdanovic’s main draw is his marksmanship, as he drilled 1.8 threes per game at a 36.7 percent clip last season en route to 13.7 points. Though he doesn’t provide much by way of supplementary statistics, posting just 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game last year, the 28-year-old’s ability to heat up quickly keeps him Fantasy relevant in a variety of formats. For example, he collected 16 games with at least 20 points and 22 games with at least five rebounds last season. That, of course, comes with poor performances too, making him especially risky for use in DFS. He’ll be joining a new team, the Pacers, for the 2017-18 campaign. While it’s unclear if he’ll be in the starting lineup from day one, the Pacers have subpar depth at the forward slot, making it realistic to expect he’ll garner at least a similar workload to the 25.7 minutes per game he saw last year.
In his second NBA season, Bogdanovic emerged as a reliable source of scoring on the wing, finishing with averages of 11.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in 79 contests. Bogdanovic's numbers were inconsistent to begin the year, but he came into his own after the All-Star break, highlighted by a month of March in which he moved into the starting lineup and averaged 16.9 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 49.7 percent from the floor and nearly 41 percent from three-point land. A December injury to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is what initially opened the door for Bogdanovic, but even with Hollis-Jefferson expected back at full strength this season, Bogdanovic projects to remain in the starting lineup at the other wing spot. Brooklyn brought in Jeremy Lin and Randy Foye as free agents, but Lin will play more at the point guard spot, while the 33-year-old Foye is a backup at this point in his career. Competition for playing time will come primarily in the form of journeyman Sean Kilpatrick and rookie Caris LeVert. As a result, Bogdanovic will have a strong chance to replicate his 2015-16 production.
As a 26-year-old rookie last season, Bogdanovic appeared in 78 contests, averaging 9.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 three-pointers in 24 minutes per game. Bagdanovic is known as a shooter, hitting 45 percent from the field, 36 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the free-throw line. Despite his ability to shoot well, Bogdanovic does little else that shows up in the box score. He's in line to start at shooting guard this season, but that may not make him worth rostering in standard leagues. Through 28 starts last season, Bogdanovic averaged 9.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 three-pointer, and 0.5 steals in 30 minutes per game. He was given plenty of minutes, but the fact that his value is so directly tied to his efficiency shooting the ball makes him a liability from game to game in fantasy. If he's not hitting his shots, Bogdanovic is going to struggle to provide good fantasy value. Wayne Ellington was signed to a one-year deal in the offseason, and coach Lionel Hollins already worked with Ellington in Memphis, so there's a possibility that familiarity could lead to Bogdanovic getting benched in favor of Hollins going with Ellington. It's a battle worth watching in camp.
The 31st overall pick in the 2011 draft, Bogdanovic has played professionally overseas since 2004. He signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Nets in July and expects to be a part of the rotation. Just how the 6-8 Croatian fits in remains to be seen, but he'll likely see time at both small forward and shooting guard. He likely won't provide much in terms of rebounds or assists, but he's a career 36-percent three-point shooter who brings a much-needed perimeter presence. Heading into the season, he figures to slot in as the Nets' fourth shooting guard behind Joe Johnson, Alan Anderson, and Jarrett Jack. He'll battle Anderson, who has a similar style of play, for time at both wing spots.
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Misses all nine shots Monday
FUtah Jazz
April 25, 2022
Bogdanovic had two points (0-9 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), one rebound and one assist over 28 minutes during Monday's 102-77 loss to the Mavericks.
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Strong showing in Game 3 loss
FUtah Jazz
April 22, 2022
Bogdanovic registered 24 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes during Thursday's 126-118 loss to Dallas.
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Posts 25 points in loss
FUtah Jazz
April 19, 2022
Bogdanovic finished Monday's 110-104 loss to the Mavericks with 25 points (9-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT) and five rebounds over 40 minutes.
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Acts as No. 2 option
FUtah Jazz
April 16, 2022
Bogdanovic supplied 26 points (11-20 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 40 minutes during Saturday's 99-93 win over Dallas.
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Resting Sunday
FUtah Jazz
Rest
April 10, 2022
Bogdanovic (rest) will not play Sunday against Portland.
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