Finally, Bojan Bogdanovic agrees to sign with Brooklyn Nets

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Bojan Bogdanovic, who the Nets have long waited for, will sign a three-year deal with the Nets that will bring him a $10.3 payout.  Ohm Youngmisuk first reported the deal and noted a new element...

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.

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