In Final Euroleague stats, Bojan Bogdanovic finishes third in scoring

Bojan Bogdanovic

The final statistics for the Euroleague are in and Bojan Bogdanovic finished third overall and first in the round of 16 in scoring, averaging 15.9 overall and 20.6 points per game in the more elite round of 16. His 20.6 average in this year's Round of 16 is the highest in seven years. Bogdanovic's Fenerbahce Ulker didn't get to the Euroleague playoffs which have now entered the Final Four. Bogdanovic is still playing in the Turkish Basketball League where he scored 15 points last weekend as he continues to recover from foot problems.

Bogdanovic was particularly effective in the Round of 16 after Fener moved him from sixth man to the starting line-up .. and before he missed the last three games to injury. In 11 games, he shot 55.3 percent from two-point range, 47.1 percent from three and 89.6 percent from the free throw line, where he averaged six trips to stripe per game. Of the 11 games in the Round of 16, he scored 25 or more four times with a high of 31 against Montepaschi Siena, a game where Bobby Brown, the league's leading scorer had 41, tied for the all-time single game Euroleague record.

Bogdanovic's status with the Nets remains clouded. At some point, Billy King is expected to meet with him and gauge his interest in coming over next season. He would have to pay a $2 million buyout this summer just for the privilege of joining the NBA. The Nets are willing to wait another year for him and he has noted that he will only be 25 a year from now. That's the same age Tiago Splitter joined the Spurs, who waited three years for him.

Former Net Nenad Krstic led the Euroleague in Index Rating, the league's version of PER, and his old teammate Zoran Planinic finished first in assists. Boki Nachbar finished just ahead of Bogdanovic in overall scoring and Jordan Farmar finished sixth in Index Rating and seventh in scoring. Farmar tore his MCL last week and is out for the season.

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