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Bojan Bogdanovic: "I don't believe I will end up in some trade"

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In an interview with Jutarnji List, one of Croatia's leading newspapers, Bojan Bogdanovic says he hopes to be back with the Nets and although he has yet to talk with Sean Marks, he doesn't think he will be traded.

"I didn’t talk with GM about their plans for me, but I don’t believe I will end up in some trade," Bogdanovic told .Hrvoje Sliskovic of Jutarnji. "I would like to stay."

The 6'8" Croatian also said the Nets decisions to dump Lionel Hollins for Tony Brown and buy out Joe Johnson benefited him.

"I was better after All Star break." he said, according to a translation."Johnson’s departure went in my way, as did the coaching change  I took Johnson’s portion of shots and coach Brown adjust some game sets to me. Coach Brown always supported me, and we have great relationship."

Overall, Bogdanovic said he was "satisfied" with improvements in his game from last season to this, but "pretty sad" about the Nets season.  "I would be much happier if we managed to make the playoffs."

He does think Marks can attract free agents and get the Nets back in the post-season. "New York is huge market and I believe the owners and GM Marks will do everything in order to get to playoffs next year ... at least."

Bogdanovic also has an interesting take on the playoffs.

"I don’t know who will win the title, but I know who won’t. Golden State spent too much energy chasing a record. So I don’t believe they will be able to keep it up for playoffs.

The Spurs are great, Oklahoma City is pretty strong and pretty underrated. The East? With Cleveland everybody needs to be cautious. In last year's Finals they had only LeBron and still they came close to the championship."