By Ian Parfrey @Ianparfrey
The Nets’ search for a wing shooter may have ended today when they agreed to a 3-year deal with 24-year old Bosnian small forward Bojan Bogdanovic.
Bogdanovic was a second-round pick in the 2011 draft, and has played for Fenerbahce Ulker the past two seasons.
He’s an accomplished long-distance shooter who made 40.5% of his three-point attempts last season in the Euro League, and he has a good chance to be a better long-term investment than Kyle Korver, who turned down a similar offer from the Nets to re-sign in Atlanta.
Just from looking over some Euro League stats and scouting reports, I’d say that Bogdanovic is a better offensive player than Mirza Teletovic, for those of you who are worried about the Nets bringing over another European bust. Bogdanovic has a more varied offensive game, with a higher percentage of his attempts coming from inside the arc, and he’s a far superior free throw shooter.
Bogdanovic will mostly be expected to knock down open jump shots off the bench, and he may be slightly over-qualified for that role.
The deal is for 3 years, and somewhere between $7.5 and 8 million dollars. The third year is a player option. This leaves a small amount of the Nets’ mid-level exception, which they could either use to land another free agent, or simply not spend in order to save on luxury tax bills.