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Bojan Bogdanović (Croatian pronunciation: [ˌbǒjan boɡˈdǎːnoʋit͜ɕ]; born April 18, 1989) is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Croatian national basketball team. Standing at 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He has also played with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and Indiana Pacers.

Bojan Bogdanović
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Bogdanović with Fenerbahçe in 2013
No. 44 – Utah Jazz
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1989-04-18) April 18, 1989 (age 30)
Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,
SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityCroatian
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2005Zrinjski Mostar
2005–2009Real Madrid
2005–2006→Zrinjski Mostar
2006–2008Real Madrid B
2008–2009Murcia
2009→Real Madrid B
2009–2011Cibona Zagreb
2011–2014Fenerbahçe Ülker
20142017Brooklyn Nets
2017Washington Wizards
20172019Indiana Pacers
2019–presentUtah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Professional careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bogdanović started his basketball career in 2004 with his hometown club Zrinjski Mostar where he played for one season. In 2005, he signed a five-year deal with Real Madrid, but was loaned back to Zrinjski Mostar for the 2005–06 season. In 2006–07 and 2007–08, he played for Real Madrid's junior team, Real Madrid B, in Spain's 4th-tier league, the Liga EBA. In 2008, he was loaned to CB Murcia for the 2008–09 season. In January 2009, he re-joined Real Madrid's junior team, Real Madrid B. Following the 2008–09 season, he parted ways with Real Madrid.[1]

Cibona ZagrebEdit

 
Bogdanović with Cibona

In August 2009, Bogdanović signed a four-year deal with Cibona Zagreb.[1] In July 2010, he signed a three-year contract extension with Cibona.[2] Following the 2010–11 season, he parted ways with Cibona.[3]

Fenerbahçe ÜlkerEdit

On June 19, 2011, Bogdanović signed a multi-year deal with Fenerbahçe Ülker.[4] On 23 June 2011, he was selected with the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Miami Heat. He was later traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and then again to the New Jersey Nets on draft night.[5][6]

In September 2012, Fenerbahçe confirmed Bogdanović would return for the 2012–13 season.[7] In July 2013, following a breakdown in negotiations with the Brooklyn Nets on a possible contract buy-out, Bogdanović announced his decision to return to Fenerbahçe for the 2013–14 season.[8]

Brooklyn NetsEdit

On July 20, 2014, Bogdanović signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets.[9][10] After starting the first 19 games of the 2014–15 season alongside Joe Johnson on the wing, Bogdanović lost his starting spot on December 10 against the Chicago Bulls in favor of Sergey Karasev.[11] He later regained his starting spot on January 10 against the Detroit Pistons.[12] In the Nets' regular season finale on April 15 against the Orlando Magic, Bogdanović had a season-best game with 28 points on 12-of-17 shooting to help the Nets clinch the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 101–88 win.[13] The Nets lost to the Atlanta Hawks 4–2 in the first round of the playoffs.

On November 11, 2015, Bogdanović helped the Nets record their first win of the season, scoring a season-high 22 points in a 106–98 victory over the Houston Rockets.[14] He topped that season high mark with 24 points on 25 February 2016 in a 116–106 win over the Phoenix Suns.[15] On March 15, 2016, he scored a career-high 44 points in a 131–114 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. His total was the most for a Nets player since Deron Williams scored 57 on March 4, 2012, and the most by any Nets player since the team moved to Brooklyn prior to the 2012–13 season.[16] In the Nets' regular season finale on 13 April, he tied his career high with seven three-pointers and scored 29 points in a 103–96 loss to the Toronto Raptors.[17] The Nets lost their final 10 games of the season and finished with a 21–61 win/loss record.

In the Nets' season opener on October 26, 2016, Bogdanović scored a team-high 21 points in a 122–117 loss to the Boston Celtics.[18]

Washington WizardsEdit

 
Bogdanović (background) with the Wizards in March 2017

On February 22, 2017, Bogdanović was traded, along with Chris McCullough, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a 2017 protected first round draft pick.[19] On March 1, 2017, he had a 27-point effort in a 105–96 win over the Toronto Raptors.[20] Four days later, he scored 15 of his 27 points and made five of his career-high eight three-pointers, including the game-winner, during the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 115–114 win over the Orlando Magic.[21] On March 7, he scored 29 points and set a franchise record for free throws made by going 16 of 16 in a 131–127 win over the Phoenix Suns.[22]

Indiana PacersEdit

On July 10, 2017, Bogdanović signed with the Indiana Pacers.[23] In his debut for the Pacers in their season opener on October 18, 2017, Bogdanović scored 14 points in a 140–131 win over the Brooklyn Nets.[24] On February 5, 2018, he scored a season-high 29 points in a 111–102 loss to the Washington Wizards.[25] On March 5, 2018, he tied his season high with 29 points in a 92–89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.[26] In Game 3 of the Pacers' first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bogdanović scored 19 of his playoff career-high 30 points in the second half, finishing 7 of 9 on 3-pointers, in a 92–90 win that saw the Pacers take a 2–1 lead.[27] The Pacers went on to lose the series in seven games.

On December 1, 2018, Bogdanović scored a then season-high 27 points in a 111–110 loss to the Sacramento Kings.[28] On February 2, 2019, he set a new season high with 31 points in a 95–88 win over the Miami Heat.[29] On February 7, he scored 29 points in a 116–92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.[30] On February 11, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 17 of the 2018–19 season, thus marking his first career player of the week award.[31] On February 28, he set a new season high with 37 points in a 122–115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[32][33] On March 24, he scored 26 of his 35 points in the first half of the Pacers' 124–88 win over the Denver Nuggets.[34]

Utah JazzEdit

On July 7, 2019, Bogdanović signed a 4 year, $73 million contract with the Utah Jazz,[35] making him the all-time highest-paid Croatian athlete.[36]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Brooklyn 78 28 23.8 .453 .355 .821 2.7 .9 .4 .1 9.0
2015–16 Brooklyn 79 39 26.8 .433 .382 .833 3.2 1.3 .4 .1 11.2
2016–17 Brooklyn 55 54 26.9 .440 .355 .874 3.6 1.6 .4 .1 14.2
2016–17 Washington 26 0 23.1 .457 .391 .934 3.1 .8 .4 .2 12.7
2017–18 Indiana 80 80 30.8 .474 .402 .868 3.4 1.5 .7 .1 14.3
2018–19 Indiana 82 82 31.8 .497 .425 .807 4.1 2.0 0.9 .0 18.0
Career 399 282 27.8 .463 .389 .846 3.4 1.4 .6 .1 13.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015 Brooklyn 6 5 34.3 .390 .333 .714 3.8 1.7 .7 .3 10.3
2017 Washington 13 0 20.3 .414 .356 .844 4.3 .7 .5 .1 8.8
2018 Indiana 7 7 34.0 .395 .378 .600 3.4 1.9 .9 .0 12.4
2019 Indiana 4 4 37.0 .397 .318 .882 5.8 2.8 2.0 .0 18.0
Career 30 16 28.5 .400 .352 .803 4.2 1.4 .8 .1 11.2

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Real Madrid 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2009–10 Cibona 15 3 23.3 .436 .387 .435 2.9 .5 .7 .1 8.1 6.4
2010–11 Cibona 10 10 35.5 .411 .309 .765 3.5 1.8 1.7 .2 18.0 15.3
2011–12 Fenerbahçe 16 7 24.3 .463 .411 .813 2.2 .7 .4 .2 13.0 11.3
2012–13 Fenerbahçe 21 16 28.3 .489 .405 .839 2.1 1.2 .6 .5 15.9 15.5
2013–14 Fenerbahçe 24 21 30.6 .468 .298 .817 2.4 1.9 .5 .4 14.8 12.3
Career 87 57 27.9 .459 .359 .787 2.5 1.2 .7 .3 13.8 12.1

National team careerEdit

Bogdanović played for the Croatian Under-16 national team in 2005, the Under-18 team in 2006 and 2007, and the Under-20 team in 2009. In 2010, he joined the senior Croatian national team for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. In July 2012, the Croatian national team's head coach, Jasmin Repeša, kicked Bogdanović off the team for disciplinary reasons.[37]

He re-joined Croatia for the 2013 EuroBasket and the 2014 FIBA World Cup. He also represented Croatia at the 2015 EuroBasket,[38] where they were eliminated in the eighth finals by Czech Republic.[39] Over six tournament games, he averaged 10.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists on 31.5% shooting from the field.[40]

Bogdanović also represented Croatia at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He led all scorers with 25.3 points per game, while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 45 percent from the 3-point line.[41]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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