League source says Bojan Bogdanovic will agree to a three-year deal with a player option in 3rd year for the Nets' mini midlevel exception— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 7, 2014
Signings can't be completed until JUL 10. Billy King did say while interviewing Hollins that they watched tape of players, including Bojan— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 7, 2014
The 6'8" swingman thus becomes the first signing of the Hollins Era. The story first broke over the weekend in European media with writers saying it was "likely" he would sign with Brooklyn. NetsDaily first reported the news in the US.
Billy King spoke with Lionel Hollins about Bogdanovic, among other things, reports Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated...
Throughout last week’s five-hour meeting, King was impressed by Hollins’ basketball strategies, his plans for Lopez and potential use of Croatian small forward Bojan Bogdanovic, the 31st pick in the 2011 draft,
the first year of the contract, $3.3 million, is equal to what the No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft will get this year. Earlier in the year, Bogdanovic, had verbally committed to staying with Fener, but never signed a contract, leaving the door open for a jump to the NBA.
According to a report in Jutarnji, a Croatian newspaper, timing was critical for the 25-year-old...
Bogdanovic saw his chance, because he's going to the NBA in his prime, at 25 years old. It would be early enough to get his first NBA contract and sign the next one, if all goes according to plan, for an astronomical sum.
The Nets have been close to signing the 2011 draft pick before. As recently as last season, but talks fell apart. A big part of that collapse in talks was his $2 million buyout from Fener, but this year he has none. This year, with a new agent, Arn Tellem, talks moved quickly once Livingston agreed to sign with Golden State.
So what the Nets getting? Here's a profile produced by the Euroleague earlier this year, including highlights and answers to an interviewers questions.
- Source: Bogdanovic will be joining Nets - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Nets Likely to Sign Croatian Swingman Bogdanovic - Alex Raskin - Wall Street Journal
Report: Nets using taxpayer mid-level exception on Bojan Bogdanovic - Dan Feldman - NBC Sports
- Report: Bojan Bogdanovic, Nets strike deal - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
- Nets agree to sign Bojan Bogdanovic to 3-year deal - Kevin Zimmerman - SB Nation